From time to time, I do hear stories about my competitors telling growers that “generic” chemicals cause fruit-finish issues and are inferior. After eight seasons advising growers to use off-patent products from innovative companies, not only have I seen great results, but also a massive shift in the NZ market towards “generics”. Make no bones about it, they are here to stay and they are the future.  Having talked with a number of supply companies, there are many more to come.

It’s great to see our main supplier and supporter Adria Crop Protection have undertaken an extensive apple fruit-finish trial with independent agri-science company Eurofins.  Their apple products show, with no surprise to me, great results equal to if not better than their respective industry benchmark products.  Have a squiz below…

Adria apple russet report