The cherry on the cake

The cherry on the cake

30/01/2020 - 08:43

In 2016, a total of 12,000 cherry trees (Prunus Cerasus “Kelleriis”) were planted - with the help of the TerraCottem soil conditioning technology - in challenging growing conditions. A perfect score was achieved: none of the 12,000 trees planted died: a survival rate of 100% was observed!

Back in December 2016, one of our Belgian distributors, Vanbrabant NV, landed the challenging job of planting a fair amount of cherry trees on a private property in difficult growing conditions. A total of 12,000 Prunus Cerasus “Kelleriis” were planted in 30x30x30cm plant holes. A total of 480kg of TerraCottem Universal was used at 40g per plant hole.

Prior to using TerraCottem Universal, these issues needed to be dealt with:

  • The plot is part of a bigger estate and is more elevated than the rest of the land. As such it is more exposed to wind and has a relative lower water infiltration.
  • The soil is sandy, with low water retention.
  • No additional irrigation is provided.

The aim of using the soil conditioner was to optimize the natural soil water management and achieving the highest possible survival rate.

Two years after planting, none of the 12,000 trees planted died: a survival rate of 100% was observed!

Planting: December 2016
Planting: December 2016
4 months later (April 2017)
6 months after planting (June 2017)
6 months after planting (June 2017)
Spring 2018

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