Flowering is a brief period, since most of the flowers wither very quickly, however, it is a fundamental process since the processes of pollination, fertilization, seed formation and initial fruit growth occur in it, which will define to a significant extent the quantity and quality of the final harvest.
Flowering is essential, especially in certain crops such as fruit and horticultural crops, whether in the open air or in greenhouses, since the main commercial products of these crops are the fruits.
During flowering the following stages usually happen:
- Possible elongation of the floral peduncle
- Opening of the corolla followed by the appearance of stamens and pistils
- Dehiscence of the anthers and dispersion of pollen
- Receptivity of the pistils with frequent appearance of stigmatic fluid
The time of flowering depends mainly on the species, being able to develop earlier or late depending on the cultivated variety. Normally it is carried out between the spring and autumn seasons, being the so-called long-day plants those that bloom between spring and early summer and the short-day plants the ones that bloom in the autumn.
In this way, the flowering process is closely related to four main factors: hormonal activity, environmental conditions (light and temperature), water availability and balanced nutrition.
Regarding nutrition, during the flowering crops of agronomic interest, either in greenhouse or outdoors, need to maintain constant levels of nitrogen, and provide phosphorus and potassium, but not in excessive amounts, since excess nutrients can lead to a nutritional imbalance, decreasing the positive effect.
It is also important to provide micronutrients such as boron that participates in pollination, flowering and seed production and is of great importance for the hormonal regulation of plants. As well as the Molybdenum, whose lack in the crop produces a reduction of the growth of the plant and the flowering.
In addition, this flowering process requires large amounts of energy that is used mostly in the production of amino acids that help in the process of plant reproduction.
In this sense, ADLER AGRO has developed a specific nutritive solution for this delicate and transcendental phase of the crop. FLOWER is a biostimulant based on amino acids and micronutrients that improves the nutritional state of the plant, stimulating physiological functions that occur at this moment of the cycle.
Its high content of complexed boron and molybdenum ensures an easy assimilation of these nutrients, increasing viability of pollen, flower fertility and promoting fruit setting.
Thanks to its high content of amino acids, FLOWER allows the plant to overcome adverse weather conditions or stress that especially affect pollination and fruit, increasing the germinative power of the pollen grain and the elongation of the pollen tube.
The formula created by ADLER AGRO guarantees an increase of the flowering and the setting of the crop, and therefore an increase in its production.