Bombardier in apple tree

Over 250 trials on 120 different crops from over 90 countries.


Apple tree

Simon Steltenpool, Brazil

Plants treated with Bombardier had significantly more fruits per plant (10.7%). Control plants (without Bombardier treatment) had bigger fruits compared to treated plants.


Higher productivity

+12,2% (2,5 t/ha)

Highest quality

+4% (0,4 ºBrix)

Greater economic benefits and crop sustainability

+12,2% (735€/ha)


Trial conducted by: HOLANTEC

Crop: Apple tree.

Planting density: 400 trees/ha

Harvest date: November 2015

Location: Simon Steltenpool, Paranapanema/SP, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Trial Design:

  • CONTROL, grower standard.
  • Bombardier: 10 L/ha, 5 applications of the product throughout the crop cycle; 2 applications in blooming (August-September 2015); 1 in fruit development (October 2015) and the other 2 in the fruit filling (October-November 2015). The applications were done via drench.
    • Random blocks, 3 repetitions/treatment
    • To calculate the yield, four sequential plants per experimental unit were evaluated to count the number of fruits per plant. 10 random fruits were harvested to evaluate the quality: size, weight, hardness and ºBrix.


Analyzed Parameters:

  • Number of fruits per plant, units
  • Average fruit weight, g
  • Average fruit diameter, mm
  • Soluble solid content, (ºBrix)
  • Fruits hardness, kg/cm2
  • Total Yield, t/ha
  • Product value (price 0.90 €/kg), € / ha

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