Flowers a Cut Above the Rest with Polysulphate
It’s easy to see the benefits of Polysulphate for cut flower production, including better roots, bigger stems, greener leaves, and more uniform growth.
Research from the booming flower business in Malaysia shows the positive effect on growth and yield from using Granular Polysulphate.
Cut-flower production in the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia has grown fast. Most of the more than 50 varieties of Chrysanthemum cultivated in the area are destined for export to countries such as Japan and Australia. Stringent quality requirements of this demanding market mean growers are keen to adopt technical improvements that improve stem strength and vase life, as well as flower heads.
Trial of Conventional Fertilizer vs. Polysulphate
This trial compared two plots of Chrysanthemums. One plot received conventional fertilizer, while the second received Granular Polysulphate in addition to the organic fertilizer. The first phase of monitoring examined visible difference to root, stem and foliage and overall health and resilience, and showed impressive differences.
Blooming Marvelous Results
The Chrysanthemum plants that had the application of Polysulphate were more vigorous, had better roots, bigger stems, greener leaves, and more uniform growth. The higher levels of potassium and calcium conferred higher resistance to disease and improved drought tolerance. Together with the magnesium and sulfur in the multi-nutrient Polysulphate, the prolonged availability of the nutrients provides a continuous supply of nutrition and hence consistent growth of chrysanthemum.