Date: February, 2017
Goal: Determine the efficacy of Outbreak to inhibit tobacco buds
Location: Esteli, Nicaragua
Outbreak is a soluble organic liquid compound of vegetable origin that acts by contact, inhibiting the growth and development of the buds or shoots of all plants. It can be applied to any variety of tobacco without altering its organoleptic characteristics
Outbreak acts by contact inhibiting the growth and development of the buds or shoots of all plants. The essential oils that are extracted from the good grass (Mentha spicata) and peppermint (M. piperata) are useful to prevent the growth of shoots or buds. This mixture of aromatic components contains mainly carvone (M spicata) or menthol and mentone (M piperata). Direct contact of the product and the vapors physically damage the sprouted tissue.
Three Outbreak tests were carried out with the following doses: 10 cc, 12.5 cc and 15 cc per liter of water, compared to the commercial control in a dose of 7.5 cc per liter of water.
* Applied cost calculated based on local market conditions at the time of the study. (Nicaragua)
The six Outbreak treatments had an effect on the inhibition of the buds in Tobacco, managing to observe this effect from 3 days after the applications.
As we can see in the photos presented Outbreak at 10, 12.5 and 15 cc per
liter of water has better efficacy than the conventional Prime Plus product at a dose of 7.5 cc / liter of water, 21 days after application.
Gerardo Meléndez, Agricultural Engineer ExcelAg Corp.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org