In 2015 test facility Zwaagdijk (the Netherlands) was commissioned by Pireco to carry out a trial on chicory. Due to the cold and dry conditions and late sowing, the growth of the chicory was not as desired. The trial examined whether it was possible to stimulate growth by applying Micro Algue and Stimuter. Table 1 provides an overview of the objects and applications.
|Micro Algue||500 l/ha||5-8, 20-8|
|Micro Algue||1000 l/ha||5-8, 20-8|
|Stimuter||10 l/ha||5-8, 20-8|
|Stimuter||20 l/ha||5-8, 20-8|
Stimuter was applied twice during the growing season, on the 5th and the 20th of August. On the 21th and 27th of August, the crop was assessed by health, on October the 9th, the average length of the leaves was reviewed and on October the 27th the harvest and the length of the pens were measured.
|Code||Treatments||9 October||27 October||27 October|
|Length of leaf (cm)||Kg/30 shoots||Cm/20 shoots|
|2||500 l/ha Micro Algue||26.3||7.7||21.4|
|3||1000 l/ha Micro Algue||25.0||7.7||21.5|
|4||10 l/ha Stimuter||26.3||7.6||21.9|
|5||20 l/ha Stimuter||32.5||8.3||21.8|
Januari 2016 – Test facility Zwaagdijk – project number 150993