With grapes entering bud break, grape growers are thinking about the measures they can take to ensure a more bountiful harvest this season. Using a three-step approach, Arysta LifeScience recommends that growers start at the foundation and follow with foliar nutrition applications to optimize fruit set, quality and nutrient efficiency.
Start at the foundation
A solid foundation — it’s what keeps a house standing tall and a vineyard running strong. With bud break just around the corner, many grape growers are busy ensuring their grape crop will be able fight off its usual pests come spring and summer. However, the first step to a successful harvest starts at the roots.
Roots have a key role in the nutrition and development of the plant. It is not enough to have nutrients available in the soil — the plant also needs the appropriate structures to use those nutrients. For stronger roots, Arysta LifeScience recommends PILATUS® nutrient formulation.
PILATUS is a globally proven proprietary formulation designed to establish a solid plant foundation by initiating and continuously promoting the root development of your specialty crops. The product’s strong formulation promotes root development, growth and optimal nutrient absorption.
In addition to vines, PILATUS is ideal for a variety of specialty crops including almonds and citrus. And for convenience, the product is easily applied to soil via irrigation system or drench.
With PILATUS, growers can be confident in their vineyards. In recent replicated trials, grapes treated with PILATUS at the beginning and end of flowering experienced a one-ton-per-acre increase in yield.
With the PILATUS Performance Assurance Program, Arysta LifeScience guarantees a positive yield response in not only wine grapes but also tree nuts and citrus. If the product is applied as outlined in the rules and conditions for the specialty crops listed, and your yield improvement does not cover the cost of your PILATUS, Arysta LifeScience will replace the PILATUS you purchased.
Follow with foliar
Next, strive for optimized fruit set and quality.
Powered by a unique, proprietary polyborate formulation and proven GOËMAR® Formulation Technology, BM 86™ is a premier bloom-time product that is used to optimize fruit set and quality on tree crops and fruiting vegetables.
The foliar-applied solution is tank-mixable with multiple products and is ideal for a variety of crops, including vines, tree nuts and tree fruit.
Finally, optimize your crop’s nutrient efficiency with CINETISTM. CINETIS is a premier foliar product that works to improve fruit and nut size without decreasing yields. It uses proven GOËMAR® Formulation Technology to optimize nutrient utilization efficiency.
In addition to vines, CINETIS is labeled for use on a variety of crops, including tree nuts and citrus. For convenience, the product is tank-mixable with most fungicides, insecticides and foliar nutrients.
In recent replicated trials, grapes treated with CINETIS had a one-ton-per-acre increase.
Always read and follow label directions. PILATUS and GOËMAR are registered trademarks and BM 86 and CINETIS are trademarks of an Arysta LifeScience Group Company. Arysta LifeScience and the Arysta LifeScience logo are registered trademarks of Arysta LifeScience Corporation. ©2019 Arysta LifeScience Group Company. BIO-1913A