As tomato production specialists from around the world are to gather for the Global Tomato Congress this month, we have collated this summary of the products in our IAS collection which positions our fertilizers and production enhancers as highly valued partners integral to future-thinking tomato production systems.
Fresh or processed, demand for tomatoes is increasing. Supply has risen to match. Global production is recorded at almost 180,000 million tons in 2020. Ninety per cent of that production is grown in the temperate zones of the Northern hemisphere where the US and China are the biggest producers. But there’s growth in the Southern hemisphere too, particularly in, for example, Brazil.
Everywhere though, production costs for tomatoes can be high. Yield and quality can be severely limited by pest and disease problems, and growing conditions. This is why optimizing nutrition for the tomato crop is so critical.
With five premium ICL IAS nutrition products to choose from, tomato growers can find the perfect match for their crop’s nutritional needs.
With our natural, multi-nutrient polyhalite mineral fertilizer, Polysulphate, growers have an easily-absorbed, prolonged source of essential nutrients S, K, Ca and Mg. Our Agromaster fertilizer delivers continuous nutrition for soil grown tomatoes. Nutrient losses by leaching, volatilization and denitrification are reduced by our advance coating technology.
For growers using fertigation for tomatoes, we offer Solinure which enhances growing and ripening in winter production through its N, P and K from the cleanest raw materials. Irrigation can be made more effective and costs can be minimized with use of our H2Flo and its special surfactant blend.
With pressures to grow more, and consistently high-quality, tomatoes for lower costs and with a gentler environmental footprint, there has never been a better time to optimize tomato crop nutrition.
In the tomato sector there is worldwide interest to explore new innovations and exploit insights and opportunities to improve. That’s why we are proud to sponsor the Global Tomato Congress in Rotterdam – virtual for the first time – where we anticipate there will be a lot of interest in our ICL IAS tomato ‘team’ of premium products.