2017 was a landmark year for research into heat treatments, with multiple scientific and experiential substantiations that heat will control powdery mildew on selected crops decreasing fungicide needs up to 50%.
What is Thermaculture?
Thermaculture® treatment services is a method for growing agricultural crops using the application of heat. Discover how Thermaculture can:
- Increase fruit set and yields even in cold, wet weather
- Improve wine quality by increasing flavonoids including antioxidants and phenols.
- Decrease overall pest control costs by disrupting insect and fungal development
- Reduce moisture to prevent bunch rot and fungal damage after rains
- Add BRIX late in season
Tastings...have consistently shown a positive impact on appearance, better fruit definition and, for the reds a more textured mouth feel which...is due to improved levels of antioxidants and balanced tannin structure.Philip Goodband
During the 2014 season we were amazed to see up to 40% more berries per bunch in fruit set over matching control blocks. We also saw better color, healthier looking, greener vines and deeper colored grapes at harvest.Shawn Veysey