Powdery mildew, Downy mildew and Botrytis bunch rot are constant battles for grape growers. Once identified in vineyards, it can do great damage to fruit quality and quantity. Chemical fungicides are applied preventively to mitigate this risk, usually scheduled irrespective of actual disease pressure levels. This approach results in overdosing, environmental pollution and unnecessary costs of chemicals and labour.
Grape Compass provides reliable forecasts of fungal disease pressure risks for the coming five days. This allows farmers to only spray for Powdery mildew, Downy mildew and Botrytis bunch rot when needed and reduce unnecessary expenses.
Grape Compass is developed together with several high-profile wineries in the South African Western Cape and Spain.
“Scientific-based evidence helps a lot. We saved about 10-20% on sprays in 2015-16 growing season. Therefore, Grape Compass definitely meets our expectations.”Nico Walters, Quoin Rock
“Grape Compass takes precision management in the vineyard to the next level.”Danie de Waal, DeMorgenzon
In South Africa, Grape Compass is made available through local reseller Blue North.
Are you interested in becoming a local reseller or using Grape Compass? Contact us through the contact form.