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Aug 2, 2018

Scott Warr invites Steve Petrie, the Director of Agronomic Services at Yara North America, and Sebastian Korob, Crop Manager for YARA’s primetomatoes, on today’s show to discuss tomato crop nutrition. Steve and Sebastian discuss the research involved and how you can grow tomatoes that yield great results with the use of Yara’s primetomatoes solution, foliar applications, and well-balanced fertigation systems.


Key Takeaways:

[0:56] Sebastian explains what primetomatoes is and how it helps tomato growers.

[2:25] How important are tomatoes for the North American market?

[4:30] What kind of research has been done on growing tomatoes? Steve has some answers!

[8:45] Steve explains what ‘hidden hunger’ is and how it affects plants.

[9:40] What does the research say when it comes to applying a foliar application on tomato plants? 

[13:00] After transplanting the tomato plant into a new environment, what other key growing phrases are there?

[15:20] Sebastian explains the type of fertigation system most tomato growers use and some of its challenges.

[19:20] What’s the best way to check up on the tomatoes and measure their nutrition/soil levels?

[21:35] How does Yara address quality-control in their tomatoes?

[24:05] How can Yara’s Primetomato product help growers increase their profit?

[25:45] Where can a grower go to learn more about primetomatoes?


Mentioned in This Episode:

Sebastian on LinkedIn

Steve on LinkedIn