By Kaitlyn Ersek on Dec 16, 2020 1:00:00 PM
“When it comes to snake oil, I’ve seen it all!” explains Denny Benerget, owner of Benerget Greenhouses. With 40 years in the business, and a family ancestry spanning five generations of growers (stretching back to Germany – before the family came to The States), it’s safe to say that Denny truly has seen it all. “Unlike those snake oil products, Holganix Bio 800+ Bloom really does work!”
Benerget Greenhouses features 60,000 square feet of greenhouse space used to grow flowers. Denny typically sells plants wholesale and retail with a focus on delivering to organizations like churches.
While using the product, Denny reports that he has been able to reduce his nitrogen use by 10%, his fungicides by 30% and has seen improved plant development.
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- Reducing Fertilizer and Fungicide Rates on Poinsettias
- Improving the developmental state of the plant
- How can you learn more about using Holganix Bio 800+ Bloom?
reducing Fertilizer and Fungicide rates on Poinsettias
According to Denny, he's been able to reduce both his fertilizer and fungicide rates on poinsettias with Bio 800+ Bloom. He reports that he has decreased nitrogen by 10-to-15%, and now that he feels comfortable with the product, he plans to further explore nitrogen reductions. "Bloom just makes the fertilizer work better," says Denny as a way of explanation for the reductions. "That's why we can use less fertilizer."
When it comes to reducing fungicides, that is "one of the big things we've noticed. In fact, we've used less fungicides than ever before." So far, Denny has cut fungicides by 30%. Keep in mind, that poinsettias require heavy doses of preventative fungicides because of their tricky growing season which features shortened growing days in the fall and winter.
Left plant treated with Holganix Bio 800+ Bloom, right treated with Denny's usual program
Improving the developmental state of the plant
It's crucial for poinsettias to be as developed as possible before the Holiday season. According to Denny, he has seen an improved developmental state of the plant. That means the poinsettias both mature earlier, and stay in peak condition longer.
"Holganix places me in a better position to sell something lush," explains Denny.
Left plant treated with Denny's usual program, right treated with Holganix Bio 800+ Bloom. Please note that the ruler is propped up against the plant and that the reading is skewed.
How can you learn more about bio 800+ Bloom?
An organic plant probiotic, Holganix Bio 800+ Bloom charges soil with over 800 species of diverse soil microbes to improve soil health and deliver more plentiful, and more colorful blooms. What results can you expect with Holganix Bio 800+ Bloom?
- Improved Heal In During Planting, So Your Plants Don't Just Survive, They Thrive
- More Plentiful, And More Colorful Blooms
- Vigorous Root Growth
- Stronger Plants That Better Tolerate Environmental Stresses
- Fewer Inputs Needed Including Water, Fertilizer and Pesticides
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