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Crop information

Benefits of Kelpak on Cucurbit crops

Kelpak trials on cucurbits in California show positive yield increases above control on butternut, cantaloupe, cucumber, pumpkin and watermelon:

  • Reduces transplant shock
  • Increased fruit size
  • Increased fruit quality
  • Higher returns per acre

Recommended application rates

Transplants: Dip the seedlings in seedling tray in 1% Kelpak or water trays directly before transplanting

Follow up with a 2 to 3 pts/Ac Kelpak foliar spray 14 days later and repeat the foliar spray
14–21 days later

Direct seeding: Apply Kelpak as a foliar spray at 2 to 3 pts/Ac at the 3 to 4-leaf stage and repeat the foliar application twice at 14 day intervals.

The use of a standard surfactant is recommended, while pH of spray solution should be below 7.