Both cultivars showed enhanced colouring after treatment with the Afrinat program: Standard 1, Standard 2 and Kleur Plus. The Afrinat program also contributed to increased grape sizes and weight compared to the chemical and untreated controls. These results were reported by an independent party.
Beginning of May 2014 – 1,5 hectares Eureka Lemon block with drip irrigation was identified as a demo site. 1st application that was applied @ 30 litres of Afrisolve per hectare (for alleviation of soil compaction, sodium build up and nutrient fixation) via drench method through the drip irrigation.
1st Application15th July 2014 (A), 2nd application 28th of August (B), 3d application 30th of September (C), 4th application 12th of November (D) and 5th application 17th January 2015 (E). Seagro @ 2L/Ha (ABCDE)
Syn-G @ 1L/Ha (ABCD)
Elicitor @ 1L/Ha (ABCDE)
NatCa @ 2.5Kg/Ha (ABCD)
1st Harvest April 2015 – yield 90 ton per hectare.
2nd Flush July 2015 (commenced cycle of program repeated as above)
Broadlands reverted to cycle 1 above only 4 applications
Broadlands removed the Elicitor from the program (Tree health was excellent)