Harvest more and better tomatoes with Culbac® Plant Solution
Tomatoes are one of the most widely grown crops in the United States and, with their inclusion in everything from salads to sauces, it is easy to understand why. Methods for cultivating tomatoes vary greatly, from small containers to large-scale commercial operations. Regardless of how tomatoes are grown, Culbac® Plant Solution, an all-natural biostimulant, can help growers improve their harvest in terms of both yield and quality.
Culbac® Plant Solution is derived from fermenting a unique, non-genetically modified strain of Proprietary Strain of Lactobacillus Fermentation Product in a nutrient medium containing seaweed extract (Ascophyllum nodosum). The biostimulant produced by this process contains a blend of hormones, amino acids and trace nutrients which promote optimal plant health. When tomatoes receive a foliar application of Culbac® Plant Solution early in the growing season, they can ultimately support a larger and better crop.
A University of Florida study found that Culbac® Plant Solution can improve tomato quality by increasing the wall width, color index and firmness score of the fruits. The Culbac®-treated tomatoes not only graded better, but they also produced higher yields in all categories.
The table below shows first harvest data from two of the University of Florida tomato trials.
Culbac® Plant Solution can increase the yield of tomatoes throughout the growing season and not just in the early harvest. Typically, Culbac®-treated tomatoes show overall yield improvements of 10 – 20 %.
Culbac® Plant Solution is available in two forms. One variation is a highly concentrated liquid suited for large scale applications on farms. The second version, Culbac® Plant Solution - Lawn and Garden, is more convenient for treating smaller areas in gardens and home landscapes.
The recommended application rates for each version of the product are displayed in the charts below.
Only one application of Culbac® Plant Solution is needed during either the tomatoes’ 4 – 8 leaf stage or 2 weeks after transplanting. For optimal absorption, spray the foliage during cloudy weather or at a cooler time of the day when temperature and humidity are low.