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PhycoTerra® Improves Strawberry Yields

Study in Winter Garden, FL Shows Improved Growth, Yield, Marketability and Brix in Strawberries

Improving Growth, Yield and Quality

Application of PhycoTerra® in this small plot research trial in Camarosa Winter Garden, FL, demonstrated improved growth, yield, marketability and brix in strawberries.

Berry Yield (lb./A)

Root Growth

The consistent application of PhycoTerra® helped to improve strawberry yields in a Florida trial. All trials showed a marked improvement in: root growth, berry marketability, and Brix, relative to the grower standard, when PhycoTerra® was consistently applied. These results highlight the positive connection between improved soil health and quality, as well as strawberry crop yield potential and marketability.

Improved Brix and Bruising

Strawberries with soil treated by PhycoTerra® were shipped from Winter Garden, Florida to New York and showed less bruising than the untreated control.

Strawberries shipped FL to NY: stored 3 days at 34°F

In-Line Application of 1/2 gal/A bi-weekly

PhycoTerra® Makes All the Difference For Root Growth

Dip at planting application propels new root growth

Untreated Control

PhycoTerra® Organic 5% Root Dip

Strawberry Yields at First and Second Harvests

Guadalupe, CA – Summer 2017

9 weeks post-transplant

10 weeks post-transplant

9 weeks post-transplant

10 weeks post-transplant

To meet consumer demand, growers must maintain healthy and productive soils, a feat not easily accomplished given common production practices for the crop such as frequent tillage and bed listing, as well as fumigation. The use of plastic mulch and a long growing season that makes cover crop establishment next to impossible are also barriers to improving soil health and make the maintenance of a healthy soil biome hard to achieve.


Despite these challenges, soil health and quality remain top of mind for strawberry producers. And today, many sustainability initiatives are underway within the industry as consumers continue to voice concerns about local agriculture production practices.


Heliae® Agriculture provides solutions for helping growers produce consistent strawberry yields and improving soil health and quality at the same time. The Heliae® product family, PhycoTerra® and PhycoTerra® Organic, can be readily deployed on any field for near-immediate soil health improvement results.


Heliae® research shows that application of either product can help improve the soil microbiome by providing a labile food source—a driver in creating and maintaining soil structure and water holding capacity. Increased nutrient availability, made available by the diverse microbes attracted by the food source, provides greater crop uniformity, crop resilience to stressors and better quality and yield.

Performance Guarantee

We stand behind our performance. We’re working to improve profitability and soil health while promoting regenerative agriculture!

At Heliae Agriculture we understand there are many challenges farmers and their trusted advisors face when considering something new. Whether it is a product that’s new to them like PhycoTerra® or a new approach to farming like regenerative agriculture.


To help introduce PhycoTerra® products to new growers, we developed the PhycoTerra® Product Performance Guarantee.


The benefits of PhycoTerra® are greatest in your challenging fields. Fields where soil organic matter is low…where abiotic and biotic stress are high…and where crops just aren’t as resilient as they should be. Use PhycoTerra® to help make your average fields perform more like your best-yielding fields.

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