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Pome fruit tree cultivation often involves finding the right balance between:

  • Achieving those grades of quality that attract the best prices
  • Producing a gross yield sufficient to cover fixed costs
  • Achieving maximum homogeneity to address all markets
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These crops are sensitive to climatic changes, especially during budding (branches and flowers) and flower development. They are also vulnerable to attack by pests and pathogens during the fruit ripening period.

Factors for success

A multi-annual cycle with an optimum production window is a feature specific to perennial crops

Trees should also be thinned to improve their yield and stabilise production as the years progress (to minimise annual alternation) by removing damaged, underdeveloped and pest-contaminated fruit in order to leave sufficient nutrients for the production of healthy, normal fruit.

Fertilisation

NUTRIENT REQUIREMENTS (per tonne of fruit)

Pome fruit crops are highly sensitive to nitrogen deficiencies. Nitrogen deficiency stunts vigorous growth, creates issues around nutrient storage, and compromises the harvest in terms of crop quantity and quality.

Potassium is also an important element for pome fruits, because it facilitates fruit formation. Potassium availability must be effectively adjusted, because either too little or too much potassium will compromise crop yield and quality.

The most important of the secondary elements to be monitored is calcium.


Our organic agriculture solutions

Période d’application :
– At the time of planting (new rootstocks)
– Emergence from winter (rootstocks in production)

Goal : to produce a vigorous, stress-resistant vine at the end of winter

  • To succeed at the sensitive bud stage
  • To stimulate root growth and more secondary root renewal for wider root spread
  • To boost stress tolerance for higher yields (quality)

Our supplements will also provide potassium or boron, which play an important role in the migration of sugars, and the magnesium essential for chlorophyll production, etc.

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Période d’application :
Bud break

Goal : to stimulate soil life for greater plant performance by

  • Improving element availability (mulches and composts) to maximise harvest quality
  • Enhancing your soil and inputs (making your investment profitable): turnover of organic material
  • Working the soil to maximise harvest quality
  • Extending the availability of elements by limiting losses to ensure good nutrient storage levels before winter

Our inputs will also provide – for example – potassium and boron, which are essential for the migration of sugars, and the magnesium essential for chlorophyll production, etc.

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Période d’application :
Emergence from winter / ripening period

Goal : To stimulate crop growth to achieve higher quality by

  • Stimulate root growth
  • Increase soil fertility by providing organic elements (N-P-K)
  • Improve nutrient absorption

Our inputs will also provide – for example – potassium, which is essential for the migration of sugars and proteins and will optimise vegetable size and quality, etc.

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