Soysoap 100 NECTARINE SALVATION TRIALS

WESTERN AUSTRALIA REPORT 2

Orchard: Raeburn Orchard, Dwellingup W. Australia

Problem: Bacterial Spot Xanthamonas

Description: 2005 - 2006 Season 30% of the crop was lost to Bacterial Spot, Copper and Bordeaux sprays had little effect.

2006-2006 A Spray of Adjuvant 1-500 was applied to Nectarines at early bud burst at 1 to 500 on Sept 5 th . Of the eight rows of nectarines the top two rows and bottom two were sprayed.

Inspection: An inspection of this trail was completed on Oct 3 rd , 2006.

Method: Results as follows, a number of individual trees were inspected using a pregenerated list of random numbers. A count was done of the number of dead fruiting wood branches on each tree. Two treated and two untreated rows were inspected and the count noted.

Tree Number

Treated Row 1

Treated Row 2

Control Row 3

Control Row 4

3

0

0

2

0

5

0

0

1

2

8

0

5

2

12

13

0

0

1

13

17

1

0

5

6

19

1

0

9

11

24

0

0

2

13

30

0

0

9

20

34

0

0

7

5

36

0

0

5

11

Total

2

5

43

93

Treated Rows 1 & 2 - 20 trees Treated 7 Dead Branches or Average 0.35% Average Per Tree


Untreated Rows 3 & 4 20 trees Control 136 Dead Branches or Average 6.80 Average Per Tree

Observations. The above picture is a sample of the control tree; notice the bunching of the leaves and the dead fruiting branches with no flowering taking place. From the above results the interesting statistic is that only 3 trees in 20 [ 15% ] in the treated rows had dead fruiting branches as compared to 19 of the 20 in the control [95%]. This represents a difference of 80% between the treated and the control. This will represent a huge difference when the crop is harvested.

Observations: There are no dead fruiting branches on this treated tree with very good leaf coverage and good flowering taking place compared to the control tree.

Comment: The grower is very pleased with the result and will be spraying the entire orchard.

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.



This effort was on of the most rewarding of 2006. I had heard of the man that had gumosis oozing xanthomas bacterial on his 8 hectares of trees and was warming up a chain saw to cutdown 8 hectares of his nectarine orchard. Lucky for us and him that he allowed the plant tonic to be sprayed as mentioned above. Than he has put away his chain saw and is harvesting has nectarines! Thanks J A Franklin, 2 Kilarney Heights, Kallaroo, Perth, WA 6025, AUSTRALIA!



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