Trial work with MaxSil™ has shown that MaxSil™ has a positive effect on poppy capsule yield
MaxSil™ was trialled on a 8ha poppy crop over the 2010-2011 growing season on a farm at Hagley in Northern Tasmania. The crop was planted into red/brown dermosol soil which sloped to the north and south with a moderate hill running east to west through the middle of the paddock.
Comment by the researchers included “The capsules from the treated plots had an estimated yield of 3.51 tonnes per hectare compared to the control which produced an estimated yield of 2.85 tonnes per hectare. This equates to a 23% increase in capsule yield for the poppies treated with MaxSil™”.