Yara has organized, framed within their training sessions YaraAcademy two days with a focus on greenhouse vegetable crops. Appointments past 12 and 13 May at facilities Yara has in La Mojonera (Almería) took place. The meetings served to bring technicians 70- -more some of the largest distributors in the area, aspects of nutrition and Yara solution to meet the nutritional needs of crops produced under this system.
The area occupied by greenhouses in the province of Almeria is around 30,000 hectares. To this figure the surface in the neighboring provinces Granada and Murcia adds. This type of production system has changed and developed considerably in recent decades making agriculture the economic engine of many regions of the area and consolidating southeast of Spain as the garden of Europe. It is also an agriculture treated with a high degree of professionalism and very tech evolving at a rapid pace.
In this context Yara has organized, framed within their training sessions YaraAcademy two days with a focus on greenhouse vegetable crops. Appointments past 12 and 13 May at facilities Yara has in La Mojonera (Almería) took place. The meetings served to bring technicians 70- -more some of the largest distributors in the area, aspects of nutrition and Yara solution to meet the nutritional needs of crops produced under this system.
The importance of knowing the culture
Both events counted with interesting papers that aroused the interest of the audience. Maria Luisa Martinez, commercial delegate of Yara Iberian in Almeria, was in charge of opening the event. Aware of the importance of understanding the culture in the face to optimize its management, his speech began discussing the most important aspects of physiology and morphology of horticultural greenhouse crops. Through a review of the different phases of the vegetative cycle of Solanum (tomato) and a gourd (melon) indicated the nutritional needs at each stage for a good development, flowering, fruit setting, fattening and ripening of the fruit.
Then he went over the role of each of the nutrients in this type of crops and the importance of providing each of them in the proper dosage. As it relates to primary macronutrients, he stressed the importance of good levels of nitrogen-that promotes development, key in the vigor of the plant and affects very directly on crop-productivity. He said the contribution in the form of nitrate promotes the absorption of other elements. It is also important to monitor the levels of key-that phosphorus in root development and promotes flowering and fruit setting and the precocidad- and potassium, which improves plant resistance against episodes of stress and facing the pests and diseases. The levels of this nutrient also influence the content of sugars in the fruit and organoleptic properties.
Along with these, the role of other nutrients such as calcium -component main cell and essential for good fruit quality was highlighted wall and lengthen the life of the same, very important aspect for the marketing-, Magnesium and Sulphur. In addition, she reviewed the role of different micronutrients in the production of these crops to obtain higher performance.
Yara presented in both its nutritional appointments for horticultural greenhouse crops solutions. After a brief review of the different product families, Juan Checa, also delegate Yara Iberian in the area, he went into detail catalog of products Yara for these crops. Knowledge and experience enables Yara to offer a complete solution according to the needs and specifications of each farmer zonal.
Gained special prominence range of liquid fertilizers Hydroterra ™. This range is designed to meet the requirements at all times crop fertigation. They are products that provide all the nutrients required by crops with high demand, the technology has been developed under the highest quality standards adapting to the needs of local soils and crops. These products are characterized by security, flexibility and efficiency.
Juan Checa also highlighted products YaraVita range ™ used in greenhouse crops as YaraVita ™ STARPHOS or new YaraVita ™ STAR K. The first is a concentrated solution formulated for application via irrigation or foliar and ensures Phosphorus supply to the plant in a very efficient way even in adverse conditions. On the other hand, YaraVita ™ STAR K, recently launched by Yara, is a fertilizer that provides a potassium supplement during maturation. This contribution is key to a more uniform and homogeneous maturation and larger fruit and better organoleptic properties.
Other soluble products for use in fertigation as Krista ™ Kristalon ™ ranges, or the emblematic YaraLiva ™ CALCINIT -Nitrato Calcium Calcium and Nitrogen completely soluble and asimilables- complete the offer of Yara for horticultural greenhouse crops.
Sharing knowledge and experience
At all times the speakers sought the involvement of participants in order to share experiences and knowledge of the cultures of bidirectionally. The agenda included a practical demonstration of products by Luis Angel Lopez, Chief Agronomist of Yara Iberian, and a workshop or workshop. During the event attendees paid plans designed according to different conditions for tomato and melon calculating nutrient solutions that each case would be used.
The two sessions YaraAcademy also included two blocks in which the services and tools that Yara available to the farmer to facilitate their work in the day to day were presented. On the one hand, the service foliar analysis, soil, water and nutrient solutions Megalab ™. On the other hand, digital tools Tankmix ™ and CheckIt ™. The first is an application that allows you to check the compatibility of mixing products YaraVita ™ range with other treatments and crop protection products. CheckIt ™ is a tool that helps identify nutritional deficiencies in a very visual way through a large bank of images and possible symptoms that may present culture, and provides a recommendation to correct the anomaly.
Source: Yara Iberian