Apple Farming

Apple Farming

Apple Farming

Farming Challenges

Apple farming is entering a new era with the development of nascent technologies and growing systems. At Spilo, we are at the forefront of this growth and are proud to offer you our world class proprietary apple farming solution that helps you grow more, grow better, grow greener.

Weed Control

Preventing weeds, without the need for herbicides.

Water Retention

Ensuring good percolation and drainage to encourage water distribution whilst preventing ‘wet feet’.

Soil Temperature

Maintaining optimal soil temperatures all year round.

Maximising Yield

Growing yields year on year whilst keeping inputs to a minimum.

Reducing Cost

Improving returns on investment through high-quality, low cost solutions.

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Products

Reducing the impact of high UV exposure on products through the use of UV stabilised formulations.

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Weed Control

Preventing weeds,
without the need for herbicides.

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Water Retention

Ensuring good percolation and drainage to encourage water distribution whilst preventing ‘wet feet’.

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Soil Temperature

Maintaining optimal soil temperatures all year round.

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Maximising Yield

Growing yields year on year whilst keeping inputs to a minimum.

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Reducing Cost

Improving returns on investment through high-quality, low cost solutions.

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UV Damaged
Products

Reducing the impact of high UV exposure on products through the use of UV stabilised formulations.

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Recommended Spilo Solutions

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Agri Weave Ground Cover

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Agri Weave White Reflecta

Our polypropylene proprietary woven Agri Weave White Reflecta ground cover has strong reflective qualities that improve light utilisation in the orchard which ultimately improves orchard colour and quality.

Details
  • Permeability = 5/10
  • Durability = 5/10
  • UV Resistance = 4/10
  • Colours = White Reflective
  • Flow Rate = 14l/sec/m2
  • Weight = 110 GSM
  • Warranty = None
  • Recyclability = 100%
 

Product Specifications:

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DuToit Agri Nursery

Apple Farming Case Study

Overview

  • Location – Ceres, Western Cape
  • Scale Of Operations – 200K tons of fruit packaged per year
  • Growing System – Apple tree nursery

Challenges

  • Apple Colouration
  • Even sunlight distribution

ROI

  • 20% increase of pack out of specific varieties
  • 3 Month payback on costs

Our Solutions

  1. Above soil / product level: Spilo’s Agri Weave® White Reflecta between the apple orchards for 4 weeks before harvest. The Agri Weave® White Reflecta accelerated the colouration of the lower hanging apples as well as all apples under net. After 4 weeks the
    Agri Weave® White Reflecta was removed from the rows to avoid damaging the apples that were left.

Agri Weave®
White Reflecta

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Our Solutions

  1. Above soil / product level: Sun (heat and UV), rain and traffic.
  2. At soil / product level: Prevention of weed growth, durability under heavy traffic, reflectivity
    for reduced heat around the berries, drainage of the water in the pot to prevent ‘wet feet’,
    percolation of the Agri Weave to prevent water build up and to ensure drainage from the pot,
    substrate optimising growth.
  3. Below soil level: Drainage of water.
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Boost Pots

(25L round grey pot)

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Agri Weave
Ground Cover

(5.3m wide, strong fabric)

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BVB Substrate

(BVB HC6 Extra Coarse)

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