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.
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.