Osmocote 5 Stories: Dianthus trial in Romania

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Osmocote 5 Stories: Dianthus trial in Romania

Meet the next generation of controlled-release fertilizers: Osmocote 5. The future of stronger and healthier plants is hidden in each of its small granules. With ingenious OTEA-system and brand new NutriMatch-Release technology growers get access to an advanced level of fertilizers, offering exceptional plant health and leaf color. The past year, we have asked customers from all over the world to test the impact of Osmocote 5. In a series of customer stories, we like to share the outcome of the very first trials. These are our customer’s experiences.

In the Mureș district in Romania, we asked Ibolya Farkas, owner of Faribo Nursery, to set up an Osmocote 5 trial to find out what the impact is of the new generation Osmocote fertilizers. Faribo Nursery includes crops such as Pelargonium, Poinsettia, Chrysanthemum, Viola, Begonia and Dianthus. This last one, Dianthus, was the crop used for this trial. Ibolya: “I was one of the first few growers that had the chance to test Osmocote 5, starting in 2019. I appreciated this opportunity and that ICL provided me with all the trial materials.” Based on these trials, Ibolya gained a lot of information about the efficiency of Osmocote 5 and the importance of the product-release curve that is necessary for a healthy crop development.

“Crops showed a more advanced development, darker green foliage and a bigger branching. I also noticed an earlier flowering.”


Osmocote 5: Grower’s experiences

“Osmocote 5 is a perfect product”, says Ibolya as her first reaction when we asked him about her experiences. “Based on the trials, I can say that the new Osmocote 5 showed either the same results as Osmocote Exact Hi.End, or even excelled in several cases. Crops showed a more advanced development, darker green foliage and a bigger branching. I also noticed an earlier flowering.”

It was also the safeness of the product and the exact nutrient-release timing that stood out during the trials. Ibolya: “I am certainly eager to apply Osmocote 5 on a large scale in this nursery.”

“I am certainly eager to apply Osmocote 5 on a large scale in this nursery.”

 

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