Osmocote 5 Stories: Rhodoglen Nurseries, Australia

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Osmocote 5 Stories: Rhodo Glen Nurseries, Australia

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-Relase 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 past year, Osmocote 5 trials took place at Rhodo Glen Nurseries in Victoria, Australia. Andrew Raper, owner of Rhodo Glen Nurseries, is a long-standing supporter of ICL products and was keen to be involved in the trials of Osmocote 5. Not because he had any issues with his current practice, but to say it in his words: “Any new product from ICL works towards greater outcomes and better controls.” In these trials Andrew used Camelias as the trial crop.

“Any new product from ICL works towards greater outcomes and better controls.”

Osmocote 5: Grower’s experiences

Rhodo Glen Nurseries was completely happy with the products they had been producing for many years using Osmocote Pro (8-9 months). Andrew: “Compared to the control batch, Osmocote 5 produced a far more consistent crop, with improved branching, earlier budding and improved color retention. Importantly, the trial batch was the first to sell due to earlier finishing.”

“Osmocote 5 produced a far more consistent crop, with improved branching, earlier budding and improved color retention.”

Andrew is keen to recommend Osmocote 5 to other growers, saying “it is the real deal”. With stock of Osmocote 5 being readily available from 2021, we can look forward to many more great and healthy Camellias being produced by Rhodoglen Nurseries in the future.

 

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