Grape Wise Report... Prepare for Bloom

Grape Wise Report... Prepare for Bloom

Haylie Shipp
Haylie Shipp
With today’s special Grape Wise report from Helena Agri-Enterprises, I’m Corryn La Rue with California Ag Today. We are joined by James Schaeffer, Helena Product Specialist for California and Arizona.

“Thank you, Corryn. It’s great to be on the show.”

James, as we head into bloom season, we know this stage has a major impact on yield. What advice would you give to growers preparing for bloom?

“You’re exactly right. Bloom helps set the stage for crop yield. During this time, the weather can be unpredictable, creating conditions for the development of fungal pathogens. The challenge is to find the right balance between protecting your crop and supporting healthy growth.”

It seems like now is the time to start the season strong. What can growers do to maximize grape bloom?

“To be Grape Wise, the keys to a successful bloom season are disease management and targeted nutritionals to maximize yields. Helena has a lot of nutritional options that can be easily added to your fungicide applications. For example, Brexil CBZ optimizes bloom sprays with a high-quality blend of calcium, boron and zinc – nutrients required for a strong flower set. It also maximizes foliar uptake and minimizes the potential to dry out flowers. As a result, you’ll see improved flowering and post-harvest bud formation.”

James one more question before we go, where can our listeners go to learn more?

“You can visit for more information and to find your local Helena retailer to develop a custom Grape Wise program for your vineyards.”

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