It's almost strawberry time all over the world
Thiosulfates have proven their effectiveness by improving the quality and performance of strawberries.
To produce good quality and high-yielding strawberry crops, good water quality and soils with a neutral pH (and more specifically, a low level of bicarbonate, sodium, and chloride) are required.
Tessenderlo Kerley´s liquid thiosulfate fertilizers have been used in the fertilization programs of Central Mexican strawberry producers at every growth stage, from planting to harvest. This has made a huge difference in terms of flavor, improved growth development, more flowering, and more harvested boxes with export-quality fruits and less fruit for processing.
In commercial trials, we principally used thiosulfates to displace salts and release nutrients blocked in soils with pH>7.0. And we observed that when using Thio-Sul®, KTS®, CaTs®, and MagThio®, not only were the soil problems resolved but yield increased by up to 27%. This means better quality, greater firmness, enhanced taste, and improved shelf life of the harvested strawberries.
Thio-Sul stabilizes pH-values and solubilizes nutrients fixed in the soil, making them available for the plant.
KTS increases quality, improves taste and Brix degrees.
CaTs displaces sodium and increases shelf life.
MagThio displaces salts and increases chlorophyll contents.
Average application rates per hectare:
Thio-Sul: 80 -120 liters
KTS: 120 - 160 liters
CaTs: 120 - 180 liters
MagThio: 60 - 80 liters
It boosted yield by up to 27%