Increased produce quality
Pepton 85/16 treated Cherry tomato, variety Gold, grown in a field had on average 12.8 % longer roots, were 2.5 % taller, had a 17.1 % bigger stem diameter, 8.9 % longer leafs, 26 % more leafs/plant, a 10.7 % smaller distance between head and bouquet flowering, 6.5 % less cluster sets, a 12.4 % bigger fruit diameter and a 24.6 % higher yield (ton/ha) compared to the untreated control. All results were significant . All parameters increased in a dose-dependent manner.
outdoor, unprotected, soil grown (vertisol: high fertility and clay texture), raised in greenhouse till 20-25 cm height
Tomato, Solanum lycopersicum L.
Foliar spray & in irrigation water
First application 15 days after transplanting, followed by 4 treatments with a 2-weekly interval (first 2 treatments were foliar sprays, last 3 by irrigation)
Foliar spray: 150, 225 or 300 g/100 L; By irrigation: 2, 3 or 4 kg/ha (the lowest, middle and highest dose were combined per application method)
Evaluation of a Biostimulant (Pepton) Based in Enzymatic Hydrolyzed Animal Protein in Comparison to Seaweed Extracts on Root Development, Vegetative Growth, Flowering, and Yield of Gold Cherry Tomatoes Grown under Low Stress Ambient Field Conditions
Frontiers in Plant Science