May 17, 2020 8:03 pm Published by SophieD
Greenhouse grown flower crops in the Colombian highlands, near Bogota, suffer from decades of monocropping and subsequent depletion of organic content in the soil.​
Foliar supplements are commonly used to complement soil applied fertilisers, through trickle irrigation on most farms.


OMEX Bio 8 is formulated to supply seedlings with essential nutrients. It includes organic material derived from a single seaweed variety, which has proven beneficial effects upon plants by stimulating root development. Applications of OMEX Bio 8 will result in greater root biomass, and maximum utilisation of available moisture and nutrients.








OMEX Bio 8 was applied at a rate of 1.0 cc/l, at weekly intervals from 8 days post-emergence. It was applied using a knapsack sprayer in recently transplanted Astromelia rhizomes under greenhouse conditions​.
Assessments were made of the foliar canopy, stem numbers per plant and flower stalk length.

OMEX Bio 8 gave an increase in stem number of 30% compared to the control, a 40% increase in average plant height and a 17% increase in flower stalk length!

This trial demonstrates that the use of OMEX Bio 8 improves plant vigour in terms of bigger crop canopy, more stem numbers and bigger flower stalks.