Skip to content

Potatoes

Better production for potatoes

Bio-Gro's potato fertility system is unique, effective, and proven to increase yield.

1. Planting: Start right

20 years of early applications have proven that pre-planning is the most important window for Bio-Gro products.

 

Concentration of growth promoting substances

Get the most out of your starter and bio-fertilizer package -- put it where the plant really needs it for early root growth and development. In-furrow applications deliver the full concentration of active ingredients when and where it is most effective, aiding growth equal to broadcast applications at much higher rates.

roots-and-microbes

Protecting Roots

Spray in-furrow directly on seed pieces. Good microbes encounter growing roots first, crowding out the bad microbes and preventing them from colonizing later.

2. Grow Roots: Increase P uptake

You can rarely increase P levels in the plant. The level you start at is the level you get all year, which is why it is so important to start right.

Bio-Gro's Potato Fertility System has the building blocks for vigorous potato plants to produce powerful roots that maximize soil contact.

Increased soil contact

Bio-Gro programs strive to make immobile phosphate more available to the plant with direct application into the seed furrow. Our goal is to maximize root to soil surface area and maximize early phosphorus uptake by promoting root health.

3. Pump Nutrients: Canopy development

Potato plants develop most canopy dry matter from 6" rosette to full row closure, taking up 60-80% of their nutrients. For a 30 ton/acre yield, plants may require up to 20 unties of K per day, far more than even some of the most fertile soils can provide. Applying Bio-Gro's premium humic acid during this rapid growth cycle provides colloids that increase nutrient uptake, especially potassium.

Yield potential is not only limited by the amount of K present, but the ability to take up a volume of K. Bio-Gro's Potato Fertility System addresses both of these issues!

4. Results: Photosynthesis

You now have the ultimate factory for producing high yields and quality:

  • An optimum nutrient uptake system.
  • Robust roots and maximized root-to-soil interface.
  • Roots spreading from row to row. ideal for broadcast or irrigation fertilization.
  • Desirable microbes living on the roots inhibit disease. Healthy roots vigorously growing from germination through the bulking stage.

 

Only 2% of identified fungi are parasitic to plants, so why do we try to kill everything that is growing on or near the plant roots?

Although we don't recommend eliminating fungicides, Bio-Gro's Potato Fertility Program can sustain a community of beneficial root microbes (including PGPR and VAM) early in the growth cycle, when the plant's root system is small enough to manage completely. Early applications of Bio-Gro products combined with a focused fertility program is the key to success.

Bio-Gro's system is made to keep the leaves healthy and photosynthesizing longer.

All the energy to grow roots, to grow healthy vines, and to maximize the amount of starch (solids) available to the tuber, comes from photosynthesis.

AdobeStock_190083989-web

More convenient, more accurate, less labor.

Bio-Gro will deliver the program pre-blended in bulk or a tote for your convenience. No more washing and disposing of jugs.

tote