Organic production requires a range of certified inputs that will enhance soil fertility and target improved nutrient delivery to vines to improve plant resilience to stresses as well as increasing yield and quality. A key part of any BioAg program is to build and maintain available nutrients.
Talk to a BioAg viticulturist about a custom program, considering the needs of specific grape varieties in an organic vineyard.
A custom program
BioAg’s range of liquid biostimulants provide a source of plant available amino acids, carbohydrates, humic substances and enzymes. Each product in the range has been developed to support different stages of plant growth and build resilience to related abiotic stresses.
- Soil & Seed Organic feeds soil microbes and stimulates root growth improving access to nutrients and moisture.
- Foliar Balance & Grow Organic stimulates vegetative growth including bud development (reducing primary bud necrosis), flowering and fruit growth.
- Foliar Fruit & Balance Organic is formulated to increase fruit quality; phenolic compounds, colour, baume, and acids.
In addition BioAg supplies a range of high quality traditional liquid inputs including HydraFish (fish emulsion), HydraHume (Humic Acid) and HydraSea 50 (seaweed extract).
Nitrogen is the most mobile, active element.
Nitrogen is lost by:
- leaching down through the soil or
- volatilising and being lost into the air as a vapour.
When the soil contains enough beneficial microorganisms, microbial activity can mineralise or temporarily immobilise nitrogen in the soil so it remains available to the plant.
A BioAg program will look to build and
maintain phosphorus to support the vine throughout the growing season.
BioAgPhos, which provides immediate and slow release phosphorus is typically recommended. Made from high-grade reactive phosphate rock and our microbiological phosphate digester, BioAgPhos is a highly effective organic phosphate fertiliser.