Recommendations – soft fruit


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StrawberriesRaspberries – BlackcurrantsGooseberries – BlackberriesLoganberries


Strawberries

Timing
July-October
Starting at early new leaf, 2-3 applications onto foliage crowns after fruit picking Maxicrop
Triple
applied to the crowns will strengthen growth and improve fruit bud for the following season.

March-May
Dip or soak modules/bare roots up to 24 hrs prior to transplanting.
Use 2 sprays (within 6 weeks of each other) to target the soil and roots once early spring growth commences.

April-July
2-3 sprays, prior to leaf fall to minimise disease threat and strengthen trees.
Spray and/or fertigate every 2-4 weeks up to green fruit stage.

Rates
Root dipping, watering-in, fertigation, T-tape irrigation, etc. 1:300 solution
Spraying to target soil or foliage 1.5l/ha
During periods of significant stress 2.0-3.0l/ha

Raspberries

Maxicrop Triple is particularly useful in helping minimise wind or frost damage to crop laterals.

Regular use raises the plant’s threshold to withstand and recover from these stresses.

Early use of Maxicrop Triple will also bring-on crop regrowth and ensure earlier picking.

Timing
Oct-December
Dip or soak cane roots up to 24 hrs prior to transplanting. Follow this with at least two sprays/fertigation applications prior to winter.

March-April
2 sprays (within 6 weeks of each other) to target the soil and roots once early spring growth commences.

April – July
Whenever going through the crop or fertigating (every 2-4 weeks) up to green fruit stage.

Rates
Root dipping, watering-in, fertigation,
T-tape irrigation, etc.
1:300 solution
Spraying to target soil or foliage 1.5l/ha
During periods of significant stress 2.0-3.0l/ha

Blackcurrants

Consider using Maxicrop Triple as part of a frost protection programme. Sprayed onto the
foliage in advance of frost, Maxicrop will work alongside frost protection irrigation to provide additional security.

Maxicrop Triple can also strengthen bush growth and thus minimise or alleviate the effects of wind damage.

Timing
Oct-December
Dip or soak cane roots up to 24 hrs prior to transplanting. Follow this with at least two sprays/fertigation applications prior to winter.

March-July
Use Maxicrop every 7-10 days mixed with prophylactic crop protection sprays until first flowers open. Continue the programme after petal-fall to fruit swell.

Rates
Root dipping, watering-in, fertigation,
T-tape irrigation, etc.
1:300 solution
Spraying to target soil or foliage 1.5l/ha
During periods of significant stress 2.0-3.0l/ha

Gooseberries

Regular use of Maxicrop will strengthen bush growth and improve healthy crop development.

Timing
Oct-December
Dip or soak cane roots up to 24 hrs prior to transplanting. Follow this with at least two sprays/fertigation applications prior to winter.

March-July
Use Maxicrop every 7-10 days mixed with prophylactic crop protection sprays.

Rates
Root dipping, watering-in, fertigation,
T-tape irrigation, etc.
1:300 solution
Spraying to target soil or foliage 1.5l/ha
During periods of significant stress 2.0-3.0l/ha

Blackberries & Loganberries

Timing
Oct-December
Dip bare roots up to 24 hours prior to planting.

Follow this with two sprays within six weeks of planting.

March-September
Use Maxicrop Triple every 2-4 weeks, starting at young leaf, finishing at green fruit stage.

Rates
Root dipping, watering-in, fertigation,
T-tape irrigation, etc.
1:300 solution
Spraying to target soil or foliage 1.5l/ha
During periods of significant stress 2.0-3.0l/ha

For a full list of compatible products, contact technical@maxicrop.co.uk


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