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
In total we decreased our pest control spray passes in half...Each Thermaculture pass cost about 1/4th of the pesticide pass it replaced with less time wasted mixing chemicals and doing fill-ups.Shane McKibben
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
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