Increase of Grapes Quality – Variety Crimson

Through the Agrology Success Stories in Greece and abroad, it is proven that the superior quality and integrated innovative technologies of the Agrology Specialized Nutrition products make the difference in crops from the very first applications!

Our ultimate goal is to demonstrate that the Agrology Specialized Nutrition Programs constitute a profitable investment for producers, as the financial benefits more than cover the cost of the additional applications!

Two such Success Stories for table grapes of the Crimson variety (SS 2020_25_GR and SS 2020_31_GR) took place in Serres in collaboration with the commercial store and NutriMaster® Agricultural Supplies – Yannis Paslis and in Pella in collaboration with the commercial store and NutriMaster® Litsi K. – Theodosidis G., “Agrokipos”, during the 2020 Agricultural Season. Throughout the applications, there was continuous guidance and technical support to the producer both from the specialized staff of the technical department of Agrology, and the collaborating agricultural supplies stores.

The vineyards were divided into two equal sections. One section was named Control and the second was named Agrology Program.  In both, the producer proceeded with the same cultivation care and implemented the exact same scheme of plant protection and nutrition – fertilization. However, in the Agrology Section, the producer implemented additional interventions using the Specialized and Innovative Products of Agrology to increase the grapes quality.

Application ID for Serres

  • NutriMaster®: Agricultural Supplies – Giannis Paslis
  • Producer: Kapoutzidis Abraham
  • Location: Strymoniko, Serres
  • Cultivation Season: 2020
  • Cultivation: Table Grape (Variety: Crimson)
  • Land of Success Story: 20,000 (10,000+10,000) square meters
  • Irrigation System: Drip Irrigation
  • Hail & Rain protection: No
  • Plant protection: Same for the entire area

Application ID for Pella

  • NutriMaster®: Litsi K. – Theodosidis G. “Agrokipos”
  • Producer: Georgios Papadopoulos
  • Location: Krya Vrysi, Pella
  • Cultivation Season: 2020
  • Cultivation: Table Grape (Variety: Crimson)
  • Land of Success Story: 7,000 sq. m.
  • Irrigation System: Drip Irrigation
  • Hail & Rain protection: No
  • Plant protection: Same for the entire area

Application Objectives in Serres

With the application of the Specialized and Innovative Nutrition and Fertilization Products Suprafix® MoBoZin, Nodius F-Kin®, Fruitonic® Vega, Carpophos, Gravital® Force SC, XGel® activ Emerald and XGel® activ Topaz during specific growth stages of Crimson grapes, the producer was able to achieve significant agronomic benefits for his crop.

The Objectives of this Success Story for grapes were the increase of grapes quality and more precisely:

  • Increase of Bunch Size and Weight
  • Increase of Size & Weight of Grapes
  • Improvement of Bunch Size Uniformity

Application Objectives for Pella

With the application of the Specialized and Innovative Nutrition and Fertilization Products Suprafix® MoBoZin, Nodius F-Kin®, Fruitonic® Vega, Carpophos, Gravital® Force SC, XGel® activ Emerald and XGel® activ Topaz during specific growth stages of Crimson grapes, the producer was able to achieve significant agronomic benefits for his crop.

The Objectives of this Success Story for grapes were the increase of grapes quality and more precisely:

  • Increase of Bunch Size and Weight
  • Increase of Size & Weight of Grapes
  • Boost of Grape Consistency
  • Improvement of Quality Characteristics
  • Increase of Total Production

Joint Specialized Nutrition – Fertilization Program

1st Foliar Intervention: Flower Opening

  • XGel® Emerald (300 cc/100 lt)
  • Nodius® F-Kin (100 cc/100 lt)

2nd Foliar Intervention: Fruit Set

  • Fruitonic® Vega (250 cc/100 lt)
  • Nodius® F-Kin (100 cc/100 lt)
  • Carpophos® (400 cc/100 lt

3rd Foliar Intervention: Grape Growth

  • Nodius® F-Kin (100 cc/100 lt)

4th Foliar Intervention: Grape Growth

  • Gravital® Force SC (2 lt/στρ)
  • Fruitonic® Vega (250 cc/100lt)

5th Foliar Intervention: 50 Days before Harvest

  • XGel® activ Topaz (300cc/100 lt)
  • Suprafix® MoBoZin (50 cc/100 lt) (When applied for the first time, a very small-scale test should be carried out, to check the behavior of the sprayed liquid on the fruiting of the crop, under the prevailing local cultivation conditions and practices.)

6th Foliar Intervention: 30 Days before Harvest

  • XGel® activ Topaz (300cc/100 lt)
  • Suprafix® MoBoZin (50 cc/100 lt) (When applied for the first time, a very small-scale test should be carried out, to check the behavior of the sprayed liquid on the fruiting of the crop, under the prevailing local cultivation conditions and practices.)
Picture 1. Intervention Scheme (50 cc/100 lt) (When applied for the first time, a very small-scale test should be carried out, to check the behavior of the sprayed liquid on the fruiting of the crop, under the prevailing local cultivation conditions and practices.)

Application Results for Serres

After the samplings from both sections –Control and Agrology-, the necessary measurements were made on the grapes quality and it was observed that the Agrology Programs generated impressive results for the benefit of the producer.

More specifically, the results were the following:

Increase of Bunch Length

Increase of Bunch Length: +13%

  • Agrology: 22 cm
  • Control: 19.5 cm
Picture 2. Length of Bunch (cm) With the implementation of the Agrology Program, there was an increase in the bunch length by 2.5 cm (+13%), compared to the Control.

Grape Size Increase

Increase of the length of the bunch by 13.6% in the vertical diameter and 6% in the horizontal diameter.

Horizontal Diameter

Agrology: 1.8cm

Control: 1.7cm

Vertical diameter

Agrology: 2.50cm

Control: 2.20cm

Picture 3. With the implementation of the Agrology Program, there was an increase of the fruit’s vertical diameter by 0.3cm (+13%), compared to the Control.
Picture 4. With the implementation of the Agrology Program, there was an increase of the fruit’s horizontal diameter by 0.1cm (+6%), compared to the Control.
Picture 5. Size of grapes in the Agrology section (top) and the Control (bottom)

Increase of Bunch Weight

Increase of Bunch Weight: +25.2%

  • Agrology: 627.5 gr
  • Control: 501.1 gr
Picture 6. Weight of Bunch. With the implementation of the Agrology Program, there was an increase in the weight of the bunch by 126.4 gr (+25.2%), compared to the Control.
Picture 7. Weight of grapes With the implementation of the Agrology Program (right), there was an increase in the weight of the grapes, compared to the Control (left).

Improvement of Bunch Size Uniformity

Improvement of Bunch Size Uniformity

  • Agrology: Top
  • Control: Bottom
Picture 8. Uniformity of Bunch Size. By applying the Agrology program (top), there was an increase in the uniformity of the bunch size, compared to the Control (bottom)

Application Results for Pella

After the samplings from both sections –Control and Agrology-, the necessary measurements were made on the grapes and it was observed that the Agrology Programs generated impressive results for the benefit of the producer.

More specifically, the results were the following:

Increase of Bunch Size

Increase of Bunch Length: +11.6%

  • Agrology: 22.2 cm
  • Control: 19.9 cm
Picture 9. Bunch length (cm). With the implementation of the Agrology Program, there was an increase in the bunch length by 2.3 cm (+11.6%), compared to the Control.

Grape Size Increase

Picture 10. With the implementation of the Agrology Program, there was an increase of the vertical diameter of the grape by 9.3%, compared to the Control.
Picture 11. With the implementation of the Agrology Program, there was an increase of the horizontal diameter of the grape by 6.6%, compared to the Control.
Picture 12. Grape sizes

Boost of Grape Weight (40 grapes)

Increase of Grape Weight: +18.1%

  • Agrology: 293 gr
  • Control: 248 gr
Picture 13. Weight of grapes With the implementation of the Agrology Program, there was an increase in the weight of the grapes by 18.1 %, compared to the Control (left).

Increase of Bunch Weight

Increase of Bunch Weight: +33%

  • Agrology: 821.7
  • Control: 617.6
Picture 14. Weight of grapes With the implementation of the Agrology Program, there was an increase in the weight of the bunch by 33%, compared to the Control.

Increase of Grapes Number 

Increase of Number of Grapes: +16.7%

  • Agrology: 112
  • Control: 96
Picture 15. Number of Grapes. With the implementation of the Agrology Program, there was an increase in the number of the grapes per bunch by 16.7%, compared to the Control.
Picture 16. Increase of the number of grapes per bunch

Increase of Grape Consistency

Increase of Consistency: +14.8%

6 days post-harvest at room temperature

  • Agrology: 37.9 Shore units
  • Control: 32.5 Shore units
Picture 17. Grape Consistency. With the implementation of the Agrology Program, there was an increase in the consistency of the grapes by 14.8 %, compared to the Control.

Increase of Sugar Content

Increase of Baume scale: +8.5%

  • Agrology: 11.7
  • Control: 10.4
Picture 18. Grape Sugar Content With the implementation of the Agrology Program, there was an increase in the sugar content of the grapes by 8.5%, compared to the Control.

Increase of Total Production

Increase of Total Production: +18.4%

  • Agrology: 2.03 tn/1,000 sq. m.

Control: 1.71 tn/1,000 sq. m

Picture 19. Total production With the implementation of the Agrology Program, there was an increase in the total production by 18.4%, compared to the Control.

Summary of Application Results for Serres

Picture 20. Summary of Application Results for Serres

Summary of Application Results for Pella

Picture 21. Summary of Application Results for Pella

Financial Benefit for the Application in Pella 

Picture 22. Financial Benefit for the Application in Pella

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“This experiment was conducted under specific field conditions and should not be applied as a standard without the guidance of an Agronomist or the Agrology Technical Department. In any case, Agrology products and programs must be applied according to the label or the instructions of the technician-agronomists.”