Nature and Purpose of the Test

To determine the beneficial effects which might arise from applying Adjuvant to a nectarine orchard, in which gummosis, a bacterial infection was noticed in the orchard affecting a large number of trees.


A 10 hectare nectarine orchard offered to conduct a one hectare trial on trees affected by gummosis, using Adjuvant . The disease was manifested by a general xanthomas oozing from the limbs of the trees. The first application was sprayed at the rate of 1 litre of Adjuvant diluted in 500 litres of water per hectare.


After the first spray the gumosis has ceased to ooze from the limbs of the trees, and the farmer believes that the diseased trees are in remission. He has made arrangements to spray the rest of the orchard with Adjuvant . Spraying will be ongoing monthly to the 1 trial hectare and will measure the following parameters: Brix levels, disease suppression, pest pressure, fruit maturation time, pack house quality and size percentages, as well as overall yield.

These tests were supervised and conducted by a certified SFI (Soil Foodweb Institute) Advisor and internationally recognized authority in agricultural sciences. He has over 40 years of commercial farming experience.

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