“FIRMA FARM CASE”• 10.000 trees• Spacing of 8 x 5• 15 years old orchard• Reasonable trees nutrition program• Trees with not bad structure of vegetation and condition• That lead to a good crop on the next years• First action was to correct all the operations related to crop protection
GENERAL EVALUATION“VAVERSA CASE”• Bad nutrition program• Wrong products sprayed for the wrong problems• They didn’t know what the insects pests• The sprayers was wrong regulated, also with wrong nozzles
STRATEGIES SET UP• Established a new nutrition program - Based on leaf and soil analyses• Established a insects pest monitoring and control - Staff training• Started a pruning program• Set up a list of on field control papers
FOR PEST CONTROL AND LEAF NUTRITION• Volume sprayed of 1.500 to 2.000 liters per hectare• Application around 6 times from flower to shell hardening• Application of micronutrients on raceme setting and nut set - Zinc, Boron, Calcium, Magnesium and Copper• Application of aminoacids plus micronutrients
AMINOACIDS• Alanine Act directly on flower formation• Arginine• Leucine and pollen fertilization• Isoleucine• Threonine• Proline• Lysine• Tryptophan
INSECTS• What’s the damage and what’s the insects?• Which moment they attack?• How to control?• Do they promote loss of productivity?• Do they promote loss of quality?