Increased produce quality
Radifarm + Megafol + Viva + Benefit treated Sweet Yellow Pepper, cv. Century/Blondy, grown in a hydroponic system in a greenhouse with a 30 % reduction in nutrients had on average a 14 % higher total yield, 53.5 % less non-commercial fruits, a 4.9 % higher average fruit weight, a 22.4 % higher commercial yield, the fruits had 11.6 % more total phenolics, 15.9 % more Vitamine C, the leaves had 25.8 % more chlorophyll, 24.2 % more carotenoids, a higher DPPH free radical scavening ability and a higher anti-oxidant activity as compared to the untreated control plants.
indoor, greenhouse, hydroponics system in rockwool, 30 % reduction of nutrients
Pepper, Capsicum annuum L.
Radifarm and Viva: In nutrient solution; Megafol and Benefit: Foliar spray
Radifarm/Megafol: first application at transplanting, followed by 4/10 applications; Viva: first application 4 months after transplanting, followed by 4; Benefit: first application 10 days + 5 months after transplating, followed by 8
Radifarm: 0.25 % solution, 60 mL/plant; Megafol: 0.20 % solution, 55-60 mL/plant (every time ca 15 mL more); Viva: 0.25 % solution, 120 mL/plant; Benefit: 0.30 % solution, 120-150 mL/plant
Effect of natural biostimulants on yield and nutritional quality: an example of sweet yellow pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) plants
J Sci Food Agric