Maxflow® Ca: Maximum efficiency for apple trees – Private trial, Chile -
The following trial, carried out in Chile by a private centre, assessed the efficiency of Maxflow® Ca on apple trees in terms of correction of post-harvest quality parameters.
As a result of the application of Maxflow Ca the concentration of calcium in the leaf and fruit increased and the post-harvest quality improved when evaluated in accordance with the following parameters: pulp firmness, brix degrees, iodine test and loss of weight through dehydration. Figure 1 shows the lower weight loss following 65 days of storage when using Maxflow Ca.
In comparison with other calcium correctors, Maxflow Ca has the following advantages: - Maximum concentration: 54% w/v CaO - Maximum effiency against “bitter pit” - With no risk of phytotoxicity for the crops - Formulae free from chlorides and nitrates - Application independent of climatic conditions - Use of minimum volumes of application mixture - Great versatility in application systems - Optimum compatibility
Trial conditions • Date: 2004/2005 • Location: Chile. • Crop: Apple trees. • Variety: Gala. • Dosage: 145 cc/100 l. • Type of application: Foliar. • Parameters assessed: Post-harvest quality: pulp firmness, brix degrees, iodine test and loss of weight through dehydration.