Date: September, 2015
Goal: Determine the effectiveness of Magnet B and Saeta in table grapes
Location: Complejo Agroindustrial Beta SA, Santiago District, Peru
Crop: Table grape
The table grape (Vitis vinifera L.) is the main item of Peruvian fruit export, according to ODEPA, there are currently around 21,000 Ha of the “Red Globe” variety, this type of grape being the most important in the country . The need to consolidate or increase markets requires a constant concern to improve product quality.
Magnet B improves berry growth, obtaining first place with an average radius of 22.59 mm, versus 22.03 commercial control (Set Fixx). Followed by Saeta , with an average radius of 22.42 mm.
Magnet B improves the weight of berries, obtaining first place again , followed by Saeta both products with an average of 0.016, versus 0.015 in the commercial control (Set Fixx).
Magnet B and Saeta obtained the lowest level of Botrytis incidence compared to commercial controls: Calbo and Set Fixx,
Magnet B and Saeta obtained 7.5% and 5.34% more economic value earned compared to commercial controls: Calbo, Liq Fool and Set Fixx.
It is concluded that the applications of Magnet B and Saeta increase the production of the vine crop, since they improve the weight and the diameter, unifying the delayed flowering to a uniform flowering.
The earned economic value of Magnet B was 4407.7 projected cases, followed by Saeta with 4319.4 projected cases, compared to the commercial control, which averaged only 4100.
Hermer Cruz – Manuel Gavidia, Agricultural Engineers ExcelAg Corp.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – email@example.com