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Tree fruit

Tree fruit, such a pome fruit (apples and pears) and stone fruit (such as cherries and plums) can be prone to calcium disorders.  The fruit have a high demand for calcium, while availability may be limited due to low fruit transpiration. As a result apples may be prone to bitter pit, and cherries may be prone to splitting/cracking. By applying biostimulants that optimise calcium mobility and distribution, such as Plant Impact's AmētrosTM , InCaTM, and FortalisTM, growers have observed a reduced incidence of calcium disorders.

Benefits of Amētros, InCa and Fortalis on tree fruit
  • Improved crop quality, storage and shelf-life.
  • Reduction of bitter pit and other calcium disorders.
  • Less crop waste and more marketable yield.
  • Compatibility with other AgChem foliar sprays.
  • Application flexibility due to reduced risk of scorch.
graph of bitter pit reduction on apples when ametros used

Reduction in post-storage bitter pit in apples

In a trial located in Belgium on Jonagored apple variety, Amētros (8 applications of 1.5 L/ha) demonstrated a reduction in post storage bitter pit. This effect was comparable, or numerically better, than leading competitors, notwithstanding the fact that the competitor programmes used higher calcium application rates. More data can be found in the data sheet.
Recommended products to be applied to tree fruit
Apple tree in a field

Amētros

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

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Fortalis

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

Rows of red and green lettuce

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.

raspberries garden

Movax

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

Literature downloads

Ametros tree fruit data sheet

Fortalis tree fruit data sheet

InCa tree fruit data sheet

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