Osmocote 5 Stories: Full scale trial in France
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 south of France, in Hérault, Osmocote 5 was tested at Combes Nursery. Mathieu Combes, Purchase Manager of Combes Nursery, was born into the nursery business, and cultivates flowering shrubs and fruit trees. The main crops are Nerium Oleander, Viburnum Tinus, Lavandula and Romarinus. The annual production is 280,000 pots from 3L to 12L. Mathieu also has 2 hectare of open ground production.
“Comparing to all the coated fertilizers I tested through the years, Osmocote is the only one that stands out in terms of quality and consistency.”
Mathieu has been an ICL customer for many years and usually applies Osmocote Exact Hi.End and Osmocote Topdress to his crops. Mathieu: “I incorporate Osmocote Exact Hi.End into the substrates myself and use Osmocote Topdress when surfacing my larger crops. Comparing to all the coated fertilizers I tested through the years, Osmocote is the only one that stands out in terms of quality and consistency. Therefore, I am very happy to trial the new Osmocote 5.”
Osmocote 5: Grower’s experiences
Working with Osmocote products for a while, Mathieu trusts the high quality that ICL always strives to meet. Therefore, instead of starting with a small trial, 75% of his production was repotted with Osmocote 5! Mathieu: “It was a full-scale test and overall, comparing to Osmocote Exact Hi.End, the results in growth were comparable, but with better coloration, and I observed better growth in the month August.”
“Comparing to Osmocote Exact Hi.End, the results were identical, but with better coloration."
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