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New organic biostimulants to improve the development and production of bananas

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A new Study determines that “using the Grena Life and Grena Ultra products, allows producers of organic bananas to obtain a greater production, productivity, and competitiveness.”

ADOBANANO, the Grena products, and the BAM project report were officially presented on June 14. These innovations represent an important improvement in the banana sector and aim to place the bananas of the Dominican Republic at the forefront of world exports.

The organic biostimulants presented were Grena Ultra and Grena Life, which will act on the vegetative and productive development in banana. The company responsible for them, Grena Dominicana SRL, presented a report on the new fertilizers at this event. According to the report, “considering the difficulties presented by the organic banana production system, regarding the availability of nitrogen sources, using Grena Life and Grena Ultra is a viable alternative for supplying nutrients to plants in banana production systems.”

Grena’s report establishes a series of conclusions about these new products, which are necessary due to the importance of looking for plant nutrition alternatives that are friendly to the environment in organic banana production systems. The study determined that “using the Grena Life and Grena Ultra products, allows producers of organic bananas to obtain a greater production, productivity, and competitiveness.”

It also demonstrated that the nutritional needs of the plants are related to the state of phenological development and that applying the product in the stage of greater vegetative growth, from the appearance of leaf F10 until flowering, and then the rest of the fertilizer every three months, increases the plants’ productivity and economic performance.

In addition to these products, they also presented the ADOBANANO process and a report of an investigation that was carried out by the technical team of the BAM project (Banana Accompaniment Measures) and by three Agronomic Engineering Interns of the UASD Recinto Mao. Grena’s research was developed on the estate of Mr. Marco Rodriguez, an organic producer of the Asamsi Association, through an agreement between Grena Dominicana and the Dominican Agribusiness Board in the Bam Project.

The presentation took place at the farm of the organic producer Geremia Rodriguez, in Mao, and was attended by 50 people, including the directors of associations and producers members of Adobanano, a delegation of the Ministry of Agriculture of the regional Mao and the organic agriculture control office, a delegation of the Banelino association and of the La Cruz de Manzanillo Project, as well as other independent organic producers.

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