Why Van Iperen fertilizers and biostimulants are essential for apple orchards? Discover the testimonial of an apple grower using seaweed-based biostimulants!
Turkey is renowned for its apple orchards, which are cultivated in various regions across the country. With over 30 different varieties of apples grown in Turkey, the industry plays a significant role in the country’s agricultural sector, providing job opportunities for many local growers.
That’s the case of Hasan Kaymaz, an apple grower in Elmali, Antalya province (Turkey). One of the key factors that contribute to the success of Hasan’s apple orchards is the use of Van Iperen fertilizers. Guided by Riza Ozturk’s technical support, a seller of SAFA TARIM, Hasan has followed a customized fertilization program for his apple orchard. “This year, we started to use Van iperen products and we are very satisfied with the fertilizers”.
Van Iperen fertilizers and biostimulants are an essential component of Hasan’s apple orchard management as they help to ensure healthy plant growth, boost yields, and improve fruit quality. The type of fertilizers used in apple orchards varies depending on the specific needs of the plants and the nutrient content of the soil. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how this grower uses fertilizers in his apple orchards.
How to help apple orchards recover from sudden frosts
At certain phases, such as the pink bud stage, it’s crucial to prevent extreme weather events from affecting the plant’s growth and development -especially during/after events of sudden frosts in springtime.
To help his apple orchards recover from unexpected cold snaps, Hasan has applied Stim Pure AA, our biostimulant with a 85% seaweed-based formulation. “We notice a serious benefit during the frost period with Stim Pure AA. I recommend every grower to try this product”, says Hasan. We explain here how Stim Pure AA helps the plant to recover from these weather hazards.
Boosting apple orchard growth in the initial stages with biostimulants
Additionally, to support apple orchards in the initial stages, flowering, and fruit set, Hasan uses some biostimulants from our seaweed-based product range: FoliaStim® Mn Zn, FoliaStim® Calcium SC, and FoliaStim® B Mo. The FoliaStim® range provides essential support during the crucial start of the season with a combination of 15% high-quality Ascophyllum nodosum and micronutrients.
As seen in the previous episodes of ‘The voice of growers’, the use of Van Iperen biostimulants has allowed Turkish growers to adopt precision agriculture techniques according to plant nutrient needs. By applying biostimulants and fertilizers more precisely, growers reduce waste and minimize environmental impact while promoting plant growth and improving fruit quality.