Ecoculture increase avocado setting by 50%


The application of CalFlux at the end of flowering and at the start of setting, the latter along with XStress, regular applications from sprouting onwards and two more before harvesting are recommended.

Ecoculture Biosciences has set the establishing of guidelines for more sustainable avocado growing as its goal. One of the key moments occurs with the arrival of spring and the setting, when the fruit fails, which is one of the important stress problems that these crops suffer from. This is when the physiological solutions from Ecoculture come into their own, helping to prevent this fruit fall, at the same time as considerably increasing the setting, by almost 50%.

With the Ecoculture programme for avocado crops, CalFlux must be applied at the end of the flowering phase and at the start of the setting, as it acts as a kind of “glue” for the small fruit on the panicle, achieving a greater success rate. This is a highly efficient solution in situations with adverse environmental conditions leading to the loss of flowers and fruit.

XStress must be applied along with CalFlux in this second application to enhance the effect of the fruit remaining on the panicle. XStress is a powerful anti-stress solution that considerably reduces the negative effects produced on the plant. One of these negative effects involves the abortion of fruit in the initial phase.

Subsequently, it is advisable to apply it regularly from sprouting onwards to reduce the effects of environmental stress, and twice more before harvesting to improve the post-harvest condition of the collected fruit.

The Ecoculture programme has been tested in recent years, considerably improving the production. On a surface area of almost 3 hectares of Hass variety avocado crops in Órgiva (Granada), the application of the Ecoculture programme started after the 2017 harvest, with the first control being carried out on the fruit in 2018. That year, they beat all the previous records, reaching a production of 43 tonnes over the entire year, a figure that was beaten once again in 2020, reaching 46 tonnes.

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