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Viticulture

Grape growing (wine, raisin, and table) is the largest fruit industry in Australia, with production across a wide range of environments, from temperate to tropical. Wine grape production and wine making is the largest and most predominant of the three viticulture industries.

Specific considerations for viticulture

Vines are resilient plants and can be grown in different soil conditions. For the highest yield potential, it is important to maintain the soil structure and nutrient balance, with optimal water conductivity. 

A BioAg nutrition program for vines is targeted at eliminating any macro and micronutrient deficiencies as well as building or improving soils. For example, address any issues with waterlogging, compaction, infiltration, or nutrient cycling. By improving soil conditions and delivering a balanced nutrient supply, we aim to deliver higher grape yields of consistently high quality, improved colour classification for reds and the ability to reach target Baume’s earlier. Improved soil health provides greater support for vines against abiotic stresses and disease. Reducing dependence on fungicides and insecticides lowers the possibility of delayed harvesting, due to withholding periods. Improving soil parameters such as compaction and infiltration, extends irrigation intervals, while water use efficiency will be improved due to the greater root mass.

Crop solutions

Table grapes

Wine grapes

Organic viticulture

Viticulture resources

  • BioAg proprietary products escorting nutrients for better crop performance

    Micronutrients play a critical role in fruit set and fruit development. In viticulture or horticulture – now is the time to consider your needs for micronutrients and how to best deliver them to your crop. Micronutrients play an important role in a plant’s development, ...

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  • Post-harvest – an important period for tree and vine crops

    The post-harvest period is critical for perennial tree crops and vines to recover from stress. This is an optimal time to replenish nutrient reserves for the next season as vegetation and roots are still active and able to absorb applied nutrients. Applications replace ...

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  • The importance of soil carbon

    Carbon is the main element present in soil organic matter, on average making up 58% by weight. The carbon present in soil organic matter is referred to as organic carbon. Soil organic carbon is a vital component of productive agriculture. In addition sequestration of ca...

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  • How to fortify compost with BioAg

    Compost benefits crops and pastures by adding stabilised carbon to the soil. This provides a rich food source for the microbial system, feeding and expanding this system with greater nutrient cycling by the microbial system, and increased nutrient uptake to the crop or ...

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