ADAMA and Grape Protection
At ADAMA we have a range of protectant and systemic fungicides to protect your wine and table grape crops throughout all growth stages.
We also offer growers a range of innovative and trusted insecticide solutions, developed to target the different stages of insect development to help you effectively treat pest populations as they emerge while providing options to prevent the development of resistance and minimise the impact on pollinators and beneficial insects.
Fungicide Solutions to combat Grapevine Diseases
Powdery mildew, downy mildew, and botrytis are significant grapevine diseases that can impair vineyard health and reduce marketable grape yields. Powdery mildew, caused by the fungus Erysiphe necator, forms white powdery patches on leaves, affecting photosynthesis. Downy mildew, attributed to the fungal-like oomycete Plasmopara viticola, triggers yellow spots on leaves, which can develop into a white down on unprotected green tissue leading to significant bunch losses and contractual downgrades. Botrytis cinerea, responsible for botrytis bunch rot, is a necrotrophic fungus that thrives in humid conditions, causing grey mould on grapes. These diseases disrupt grape maturation, impact fruit and wine quality, and require vigilant monitoring.
Solaris prevents botrytis infection in grapes and has provided security to growers in high-pressure botrytis seasons. It is highly compatible with other industry-standard crop protection products and comes in an easy-to-use liquid formulation.
Custodia Forte is a high-load liquid formulation that combines two active ingredients providing locally systemic and surface protectant control of powdery and downy mildew and botrytis infection. It is highly flexible within a fungicide program and can be positioned to target key spray timings throughout the growing season up until E-L 29.
Axiom Plus is a curative metalaxyl fungicide for downy mildew control in grapes combined with copper oxychloride. This formulation provides a protective barrier on the surface of the foliage whilst deactivating the downy mildew pathogen inside any infected tissue.
Insecticide Solutions to Tackle Grapevine Pests
Grapevine scale, Mealybugs, and Light brown apple moth are prominent insect pests with detrimental effects on vineyards. Grapevine scale (Parthenolecanium persicae) infestations lead to reduced vine vigor and honeydew secretion, encouraging sooty mould growth. Mealybugs (Pseudococcidae spp.) feed on plant sap, transmitting diseases and impacting grape quality and yield. Light brown apple moth (Epiphyas postvittana) larvae consume leaves and berries. Effective management is vital to prevent yield losses, disease transmission, and compromised wine quality. Integrated pest management strategies involving biological control, cultural practices, and judicious pesticide use are essential to sustain vineyard health and optimize grape production.
Trivor is the flexible option for controlling key insect pests in wine and table grapes, including Light brown apple moth, Grapevine scale and Longtailed mealybug.
It is a highly compatible dispersible concentrate formulation that combines two insecticide modes of action, providing knockdown and residual control, as well as good resistance management and excellent crop safety.
Vineyard managers should monitor crops for Longtailed mealybug, Tuber mealybug, and Grapevine scale from budburst and apply Uptown insecticide at the onset of crawler release.
Venturi MAX insecticide effectively controls Lepidoptera pests in vine crops, targeting all lifecycles, including eggs and larvae. It has a low impact on beneficial species, such as bees, and is ideal for IPM programs. Its unique Mode of Action - Group 18 and concentrated formulation make it easy to handle.