Fertilizers Rich in Calcium, Magnesium, and Zinc Improve Potato Farming, Says Egypt’s Mansoura University
The study, led by M.K.F. El-Tawashy and their team, has revealed that the strategic use of fertilizers rich in calcium, magnesium, and zinc can bring about remarkable changes in potato cultivation. According to the research published in the Journal of Plant Production, the application of calcium- and magnesium-rich fertilizers, such as BRANDT Manni-Plex Ca-Mag and BRANDT Manni-Plex Ca-Zn, has proven to be a game-changer in yielding potato crops. Notably effective in newly reclaimed soil, these mineral-rich supplements have bolstered potato yields in number and weight. For farmers, this translates to increased profitability as larger, high-quality potatoes command higher prices in the market.
By utilizing the right fertilizers and application methods, farmers can minimize waste and reduce costs associated with inefficient practices, says the research. Furthermore, the study highlights the potential benefits of the foliar application, which stimulates plant growth, increases leaf-nutrient accumulation, and boosts overall chlorophyll content. M.K.F. El-Tawashy emphasizes the importance of high-quality fertilizers, noting their role in not only improving marketability but also contributing to sustainable agricultural practices.