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Trial: Faba Bean, Bordertown SA

The farmers we work with aim to produce nutrient dense crops which grow higher quality produce, lowers pest, disease and environmental risk and builds yield potential. These results ultimately lift farm returns.
We focus on making it simple; we make balanced nutrition easy to apply and effective. Which is why it’s exciting to see the broad range of great results from growers using the combination of liquid nutrition in NutriMAX PhosCal. Across the board growers report:

  • Early flowering response and improved retention in legume and bean crops
  • Significant yield increases in grape vines
  • Reduced fungal disease and insect damage across many crop types
  • Improved flavour, crisper fruit and less fruit marking in table grapes
  • Longer produce shelf life in stone fruit and vegetables
  • Yield gains in broadacre crops


NutriMAX PhosCal Product Info

Discuss how PhosCal fits in your fertiliser program with your Area Manager

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Faba Bean Trial - NutriMAX PhosCal

A trial run by Jolpac Rural Supplies, Bordertown in 2017 assessed yield outcomes in Faba Beans, a treated and untreated area were compared.

The treated area had NutriMAX PhosCal applied at the critical growth stage of pre-flowering and measured an average 1.28 T/ha yield increase over the untreated area.

The treatment cost $8.85 per hectare and returned a 1.28T/ha yield increase.

During the season Jamie Weatherald (Director, Jolpac) observed

“a visible difference between the treated and untreated areas.

We saw a definite increase in the size and number of pods in the treated area of the crop (pictured); the beans had podded all the way to the top, while the top flowers aborted on the untreated area.

The difference in pod numbers and size corresponds with the yield increase we measured.”

Trial Details and Results

Location Bordertown SA
Area 45ha
Soil type Fertile heavy, loam
Crop Faba Beans
Fertiliser MESZ 100 kg/ha
In-Crop Zinc application
Treated area NutriMAX PhosCal 2L/ha pre-flowering