Every farmer specialized on apple trees knows that he has to achieve these objectives to win the competition on the market and increase the profitability of his orchards.
INNOVATION IN THE NUTRITION OF APPLE TREES ALLOWS TO REACH THESE GOALS IN FOUR STEPS.
IMPROVE FLOWERING AND FRUIT SET
In apple cultivation, if the floral buttons are not well developed and open irregularly, there is the risk of having gradual maturation of the fruits and of not reaching the optimum caliber at harvest. Abiotic stresses during flower development can also compromise fruit set, increasing fruit drop.
FOLICIST and NUTRI-GEMMA B-Zn, applied during the flowering phase, favor an optimal and uniform development of the flowers, improve the setting and promote the overcoming of stresses. With this strategy it is possible to reduce fruit drop, to have bigger fruits and to concentrate the harvest, reducing labor costs.
INCREASE FRUIT SIZE AND QUALITY
Size, uniformity and organoleptic characteristics of the fruits are the main parameters that determine the profitability of an orchard. If the metabolism linked to fruit growth is not adequately supported by the energies of the plants, the caliber at harvest will be scarce and irregular, causing important productive and qualitative losses. In the early stages of fruit growth, calcium contributes to the formation of cell walls: its deficiency leads to a bad shelf life after harvest.
KRISS, FOLICIST and NITROCAM increase the size of the fruits without altering their shape, firmness and shelf life. Applied in the early stages of fruit growth, after thinning, they promote cell division and distension in the fruit, while simultaneously providing calcium, responsible of firmness and shelf life.
PREVENT BITTER PIT
Calcium is the structural element of the cellular walls of the fruits. Deficiencies or difficulty in absorbing this element during the cycle determine the appearance of bitter pit on the fruits. This physiological disorder is not curable and manifests itself in the last stages of growth or even after harvest. Affected fruits are damaged and not marketable, with significant losses in the final yield of the orchard.
LIGOPLEX® Ca, due to the high concentration of calcium entirely complexed with ammonium Lignisulphonate (LSA), effectively prevents the deficiency of this element in all the tissues of the plant. Applied during fruit growth, it improves fruit quality and shelf life.
IMPROVE COLORING AND QUALITY OF THE FRUITS
Apples with an intense and uniform color, with a bright peel and a high percentage of blush are more easily positioned on the market and prices are higher at sale. Together with the sweetness, the color of the fruit defines the quality level of the production. Excessive vigor, temperature and luminosity can hinder fruit ripening and coloring, causing poor coloration, low accumulation of sugars and increasing harvest times and costs.