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Soft fruit

Soft fruits such as blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries are high value crops which require careful handling. Calcium mobility is a key problem in soft fruit, with deficiency causing internal breakdown and softness, resulting in lost marketing yield, poor transportation and storage. By applying biostimulant products that optimise calcium mobility, such as Plant Impact's AmētrosTM, FortalisTMand InCaTM, growers have observed a reduced incidence of calcium disorders, increasing firmness and improving fruit quality.

Benefits of Amētros, InCa and Fortalis on soft fruit
  • Improved crop quality, storage and shelf-life.
  • Increased fruit firmness.
  • Reduction of fruit splitting and calcium disorders.
  • Less crop waste and more marketable yield.
  • Compatibility with other AgChem foliar sprays.
graph showing yield uplift of blueberries when InCa is applied

Reduction in blueberry softness

In Chile, 6 L/ha of InCa was applied to blueberries (var. Brigitta and Legacy) at the pink fruit stage. In both varieties, fruit firmness was significantly (P<0.05) increased by InCa. 3 kg of Brigitta fruit was shipped to the UK and assessed for softness 52 days after harvest. Fruit treated with InCa was 7% less soft than the untreated control. Using InCa increases the marketable yield of blueberries by increasing berry firmness and transport quality. More information can be found in the product sheet.
Recommended products to be applied to soft fruit
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Amētros

Amētros is a foliar spray that contains calcium, zinc and our calcium mobility technology.
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eNTiton

eNTiton optimises nitrogen delivery to plants to encourage better establishment, rooting and growth.
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Fortalis

Fortalis is a foliar spray containing calcium, zinc and our calcium mobility technology.
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InCa

InCa is a foliar spray that contains calcium, zinc and our calcium mobility technology.
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MoBility

MoBility is a high concentration liquid boron formulation designed for foliar application to prevent and treat boron deficiency.
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Movax

Movax combines a Plant Impact abiotic stress resistance technology within a nutrient package
Literature downloads

Movax horticulture data sheet

Ametros soft fruit data sheet

eNTiton horticultural data sheet

Fortalis soft fruit data sheet

InCa soft fruit data sheet

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