During 2022 independent, scientific trials were conducted in maincrop potato cv. ‘Melody’, a partially determinate variety, in Lincolnshire on loamy coastal soil. The trial was not irrigated.
The treatment was a simple programme of in-furrow application of our seaweed based biostimulant, CS1 , followed by 6 low volume foliar sprays of the same product at regular intervals throughout the life of the crop. The 2022 growing season in the UK experienced 3 heat waves, one in each month of June, July and August, which were crucial tuber formation and bulking periods for this crop. However the impact of the prolonged heat stress was minimised in the treated plants, resulting in a significant yield increase of 29.2%.