Good Fruit Grower

September 2013

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KDL Help ensure your grape crop makes great wine. ® polymeric anthocyanins gallic acid 200% catechin 150% monomeric anthocyanins epicatechin 100% 50% 0% polymeric phenols malvidin quercetin aglycone caftaric acid quercetin glycosides caffeic acid KDL Nutrient Program Control #7 Control #8 Bunch Weight (lbs.)/5 vines 93.8 Brix Juice pH %K 25.2 3.48 0.066 90.0 93.0 23.5 23.9 3.45 3.50 0.073 0.072 1) Fully replicated trial conducted by Hale Agricultural Services, Santa Maria CA Trial location Kendall Jackson Vineyards, Santa Maria, CA 2) Juice data generated from replicated samples by Dr. Ken Fugelsang, Dept of Enology and Viticulture, Fresno State Univ. KDL's unique formulation links potassium to a sugar complex that can quickly penetrate plant tissue – encouraging sugar development in the leaf and transport into the fruit. Even when tissue analysis shows adequate K levels, KDL provides a rapid increase in brix that also encourages color development and phenolics. KDL also improves uniform maturity helping to minimize harvesting passes. To find out how KDL can be a part of your comprehensive sciencebased nutrition program, call 800-328-2418, visit www.agro-k. com, or email KDL Nutrient Program Average of Controls 7 & 8 Pinot noir Treatment Properly timed applications of Agro-K's KDL® 0-0-24, can dramatically enhance brix, color development, and uniform maturity in all grapes. Increasing brix and color can improve juice phenolic compound levels resulting in measurable increased wine quality. AGRO-K CORpORAtiOn 8030 Main Street, NE • Minneapolis, MN 55432 800-328-2418 • Science-Driven Nutrition SM Good Fruit Grower SEPTEMBER 2013 13

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