#ExpertExperiences / Crop: Tomato / Country: Greece / Year: 2020 / Product: Vitanica® RZ

Crop: Tomato / Country: Greece / Year: 2020 / Product: Vitanica® RZ
Tomato is a major agricultural crop farmed in Greece and one of excellent quality and organoleptic characteristics. As a result, Greek tomatoes are perfectly red, utterly juicy and deliciously tasty.
The vegetable sector is a key sector in EU agriculture, weighting 13.7 percent of EU agricultural output. In 2016, the total production of vegetables in the EU was 63.9 million tons. Tomatoes, carrots and onions were the most important vegetables, with an estimated 17.9 million tons of tomatoes produced during the course of 2016. Approximately two thirds came from Italy and Spain (11.2 million tons), while Greece accounted for 5.5 percent with 1.02 million tons harvested, putting the country in 4th place of all EU tomato production.
In addition, tomatoes occupied the largest area of crops in the EU, which amounted to a 11.7 percent of total vegetable arable land for the year 2015. During the same time, the areas used to grow tomatoes were predominately in Italy (41.9%) and Spain (22.8%), followed by Romania (9.5%), Portugal (7.3%) and Greece with a 6.7 percent.
At COMPO EXPERT we pay attention to such significant crop. In Greece the tomato is cultivated in various regions from Crete to Peloponnese and Macedonia in the north.
In “Rizomata” village in North Greece, one of the major challenges of COMPO EXPERT Hellas Technicians was to help the plants to establish a healthy and well developed rooting system. We managed to achieve that by using a unique product named Vitanica RZ
Vitanica® RZ contains a seaweed extract from Ecklonia maxima which provides bioactive organic components (amino acids, vitamins). Together with the beneficial and complex mode of actions of the Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, selection R6-CDX®, Vitanica® RZ has a stimulating effect on the root growth and supports the vitality and stress tolerance of the plants
Application Recommendations for Vegetables
Intended application: Foliar application or fertigation
Application frequency: 2–3 per year
Application rate: 10-20 l/ha
Time of application: April to September