Fertiliser for Grapes: Enhancing Growth and Yield with Kynoch Fertilizer

Optimising grapevine health and productivity hinges on understanding their unique nutritional needs and leveraging specialised fertiliser solutions like those offered by Kynoch Fertilizer.

Grapes are a valuable crop, cherished for their versatility and economic significance in the wine and fresh fruit industries. However, growing high-quality grapes requires careful attention to soil health, climate, and especially fertilisation. Fertiliser plays a critical role in ensuring grapevines receive the necessary nutrients to thrive, produce high yields, and maintain resilience against pests and diseases. Kynoch Fertilizer, a leader in innovative fertiliser solutions, provides the expertise and products needed to support grapevine cultivation effectively.

Understanding the Nutritional Needs of Grapevines

Grapevines have specific nutritional needs that vary throughout their growth stages. The primary nutrients essential for grapevine health include nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K). Additionally, secondary nutrients like calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), and sulphur (S), along with trace elements such as iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn), and boron (B), play significant roles in vine development and fruit quality.

  1. Nitrogen (N): Essential for vegetative growth, nitrogen supports the development of leaves and shoots. It is particularly important during the early growth stages and after harvest to replenish the vine’s reserves.
  2. Phosphorus (P): Crucial for root development and energy transfer within the plant, phosphorus aids in establishing strong root systems and supports the flowering and fruiting processes.
  3. Potassium (K): Vital for fruit development, potassium enhances grape size, sugar content, and overall quality. It also improves the vine’s resistance to drought and diseases.
  4. Calcium (Ca): Important for cell wall structure and stability, calcium helps in the development of firm and healthy grapes, reducing the risk of disorders like blossom-end rot.
  5. Magnesium (Mg): Central to photosynthesis, magnesium is a key component of chlorophyll and supports energy production and nutrient transport within the vine.
  6. Sulphur (S): Integral to protein synthesis and enzyme function, sulphur supports overall plant metabolism and health.
  7. Micronutrients: Elements such as iron, manganese, zinc, and boron are required in smaller amounts but are essential for various physiological functions, including enzyme activation, hormone regulation, and chlorophyll synthesis.

Miracle Range by Kynoch – Fertiliser for Grapes

The total collection of products available ensures that our clients can match the nutritional needs of their crops at every growth stage, but also adapt either their overall fertilizer programs or their practices.

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The Growth Stages of Grapevines and Their Fertiliser Needs

Grapevines go through several growth stages, each with distinct fertilisation requirements. Understanding these stages helps in applying the right fertiliser at the right time to optimise growth and fruit production.

  1. Dormancy: During the winter dormancy period, grapevines have minimal nutritional requirements. However, soil amendments and organic matter can be added to improve soil structure and fertility for the upcoming season.
  2. Bud Break to Bloom: In early spring, as buds break and shoots begin to grow, the demand for nitrogen increases. Nitrogen fertilisation during this stage supports vigorous vegetative growth, which is crucial for establishing a strong canopy.
  3. Bloom to Fruit Set: Phosphorus and potassium become more important as the vine transitions from vegetative growth to reproductive growth. These nutrients support flowering, fruit set, and early fruit development.
  4. Veraison to Harvest: During the ripening phase, potassium is particularly vital for enhancing fruit quality, including sugar accumulation and colour development. Balanced nutrition ensures that the grapes reach their full potential in terms of size, flavour, and overall quality.
  5. Post-Harvest: After harvest, nitrogen fertilisation helps replenish the vine’s reserves, preparing it for the next growing season. This is also an ideal time to address any soil deficiencies identified through soil testing.

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Range of Biostimulants

KynoHumate – Black

KynoHumate is used as a soil amendment and stimulates root development and growth. KynoHumate contains humic acids that have many benefits for the soil environment and plant metabolism. It forms an important part of soil biology and serves as a source of energy for microorganisms. One of the major benefits is the retention of nutrients against leaching and the increase in nutrient availability. Humates help the plants tolerate salinity stress.

KynoHumate Black

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KynoFulvate – Yellow

KynoFulvate stimulates plant growth and promotes nutrient uptake. It can be used applied either as a foliar or directly to the soil application and can be combined with other fertilizer products. KynoFulvate contains fulvic acids. Fulvates can be absorbed by plants and seeds and have a direct effect on many plant processes. Among other things they improve seed germination, increasing the energy levels and increase membrane permeability. Complexes are formed with nutrients within the soil that mobilize these nutrients. While within the plant the nutrient movement (membrane permeability) is increased. Both promote nutrient uptake.

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KynoKelp is seaweed suspension containing natural macro and micro elements that can be used as a foliar application or root application. It is derived from the kelp species Ecklonia maxima, which grows along the Atlantic coast of Southern Africa. Kynokelp encourages the growth of plant roots. The improved root growth increases nutrient absorption and water use. Higher yields are produced by established, stronger plants. The plants experience extreme stress while producing fruit, which Kynokelp can help manage. Kynokelp aids plants in managing additional stress factors that could restrict growth.


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Kynoch Fertilizer: Supporting Grapevine Cultivation

Kynoch Fertilizer, with its long-standing reputation for quality and innovation, provides tailored fertiliser solutions designed to meet the specific needs of grapevines. Kynoch’s approach to fertilisation is based on scientific research and extensive field experience, ensuring that their products deliver optimal results.

Why Choose Kynoch Fertilizer?

  1. Expertise and Innovation: Kynoch Fertilizer combines cutting-edge research with practical expertise to develop fertilisers that meet the unique requirements of grapevines. Their commitment to innovation ensures that farmers have access to the latest advancements in plant nutrition.
  2. Customised Solutions: Recognising that no two vineyards are alike, Kynoch offers customised fertilisation programmes tailored to the specific needs of each vineyard. Soil tests and plant tissue analyses are used to develop precise fertiliser recommendations, ensuring that vines receive the right nutrients at the right time.
  3. Sustainable Practices: Kynoch Fertilizer is dedicated to promoting sustainable agriculture. Their fertilisers are designed to improve soil health, enhance nutrient use efficiency, and minimise environmental impact. By supporting sustainable farming practices, Kynoch helps grape growers produce high-quality grapes while protecting the environment.
  4. Comprehensive Support: Kynoch provides comprehensive support to farmers, from initial soil testing and fertiliser recommendations to ongoing guidance throughout the growing season. Their team of agronomists and technical experts are available to offer advice and troubleshoot any issues that may arise.

Kynoch’s Water-Soluble Blends for Grapevines

Kynoch Fertilizer’s water-soluble blends are an ideal choice for grapevine nutrition, providing a highly efficient and precise method of delivering essential nutrients directly to the plants. These blends are designed to dissolve easily in water, allowing for convenient application through fertigation systems, which ensures that nutrients are evenly distributed and readily available to the vines. This method not only enhances nutrient uptake but also supports optimal growth and fruit development throughout the growing season. Kynoch’s water-soluble blends are formulated to meet the specific needs of grapevines, promoting vigorous growth, robust root systems, and high-quality fruit production, making them an excellent choice for grape growers seeking to maximise their vineyard’s potential.

Water Soluble Blends

  • Unika Calcium WS
  • Calci K 95 – WS
  • FoliGrande
  • FoliPlus
  • KynoPlus + 6%S WS
  • KynoPlus Topstar WS
  • KynoPlus Topstar + S WS
  • Achilles WS
  • Gemini WS
  • Helios WS
  • Jupiter WS
  • Libra WS
  • Mars WS
  • Orion Plus WS
  • Polaris WS
  • Venus WS
  • KynoPonix™ Alpha
  • KynoPonix™ Beta

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KynoBor for Grapevines

KynoBor, a specialised boron supplement from Kynoch Fertilizer, is particularly beneficial for grapevines, addressing the critical need for this micronutrient in grape production. Boron plays a vital role in cell wall formation, pollen tube growth, and fruit set, which are essential for producing healthy, high-yielding grapevines. KynoBor ensures that grapevines receive an adequate supply of boron, enhancing flowering, improving fruit set, and preventing common boron deficiency issues such as poor berry development and uneven ripening. By incorporating KynoBor into their fertilisation regimen, grape growers can support robust vine health and optimise fruit quality, ultimately leading to more abundant and marketable grape harvests.

Best Practices for Fertilising Grapevines

To maximise the benefits of Kynoch Fertilizer products, grape growers should follow best practices for fertilisation:

  1. Soil Testing: Regular soil testing is essential to understand the nutrient status of the vineyard soil. This helps in making informed decisions about fertiliser application and addressing any deficiencies or imbalances.
  2. Balanced Nutrition: Ensure that grapevines receive a balanced supply of all essential nutrients. Avoid over-reliance on any single nutrient, as this can lead to imbalances and negatively affect vine health and fruit quality.
  3. Timing of Application: Apply fertilisers at the appropriate growth stages to maximise their effectiveness. Split applications may be beneficial to ensure a steady supply of nutrients throughout the growing season.
  4. Foliar Feeding: In addition to soil applications, foliar feeding can be used to quickly address nutrient deficiencies during critical growth stages. Foliar sprays can provide a rapid boost of essential nutrients directly to the leaves and fruit.
  5. Irrigation Management: Proper irrigation is crucial for nutrient uptake. Ensure that grapevines receive adequate water, especially during dry periods, to facilitate the absorption and utilisation of fertilisers.

    Get the best Fertiliser for Grapes / Grape Vines from Kynoch

    Fertilisation is a key component of successful grapevine cultivation. By understanding the nutritional needs of grapevines and following best practices for fertiliser application, grape growers can achieve healthy vines, high yields, and excellent fruit quality. Kynoch Fertilizer, with its expertise, customised solutions, and commitment to sustainability, is the ideal partner for grape growers seeking to optimise their fertilisation practices. Trust Kynoch to support your vineyard’s growth and productivity, ensuring a fruitful and sustainable future for your grape cultivation endeavours – Leading Fertiliser Supplier.