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Everything from climate to nutrient intake can affect grape quality and flavor. In fact, because nutrients have such an impact on taste, many wine grapes’ nutrition requirements are actually stipulated by the buyer. To ensure grapes get the most out of applied fertilizers, include nutrient use efficiency products as part of your fertility plan.


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    Ask a Specialist

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    Broadcast

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    Fertigation

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    Foliar

  • In-Furrow

    In-Furrow

  • Post-harvest

    Post-harvest

  • Seed Treatments & Inoculants

    Seed Treatments & Inoculants


  • Aqua-Pam™

    Aqua-Pam™ is a soil surfactant and water retention aid that improves soil structure, water supply to roots and nutrient use efficiency.

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  • AVAIL® HV

    AVAIL® Phosphorus Fertilizer Enhancer reduces the fixation of applied phosphorus, keeping more available for plant uptake and improving fertilizer ROI.

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  • AVAIL® T5

    AVAIL® T5 Phosphorus Fertilizer Enhancer reduces the fixation of applied phosphorus, keeping more available for plant uptake and improving fertilizer ROI.

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    • In-Furrow
    • Post-harvest
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  • CITRON®

    CITRON® Water Herbicide Adjuvant boosts herbicide efficiency and can be used in conjunction with most contact herbicides.

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  • Diamond Brand® Ferrous Sulfate

    Diamond Brand® Ferrous Sulfate is produced to meet exact specifications for quality and consistency in plant health technologies.

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  • Fungi-Phite®

    Fungi-Phite® is a fast-acting phosphite fungicide proven to fight and prevent disease in more than 20 varieties of specialty crops.

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    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
    • In-Furrow
    • Post-harvest
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  • Intracept™

    Intracept™ offers a proprietary blend of micronutrients to help optimize growth and uniformity in specialty crops through improved nutrient efficiency.

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    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
    • In-Furrow
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  • More Than Manure®

    More Than Manure® Nutrient Manager reduces farm odors while protecting your manure’s phosphorus and nitrogen for improved plant uptake.

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  • NUE-Charge® G

    NUE-Charge® G provides long-lasting protection of treated granular nitrogen fertilizers, enhancing nitrogen use efficiency.

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    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
    • In-Furrow
    • Post-harvest
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  • Nutri-Phite®

    By slowing the oxidation of phosphorus, Nutri-Phite® enhances nutrient uptake to improve plant health and vigor, leading to increased yield potential.

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    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
    • Post-harvest
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  • Nutripaction Granulated Micronutrients

    Nutripaction Granulated Micronutrients help prevent and correct nutrient deficiencies to achieve higher and more profitable yields.

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  • NutriSphere-N®

    NutriSphere-N® Nitrogen Fertilizer Manager keeps more nitrogen available for plant uptake and inhibits all three forms of N loss.

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    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
    • In-Furrow
    • Post-harvest
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  • PolyAmines

    PolyAmines are amino acid chelated micronutrients designed to prevent or correct trace element deficiencies at all stages of plant growth.

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    • Foliar
    • In-Furrow
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  • Primacy ALPHA®

    Primacy ALPHA® works inside the plant to stimulate the efficient assimilation and utilization of nutrients for a more consistent quality and yield in flowering and fruit size.

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    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
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  • Safe Zone™

    Safe Zone™ is a liquid soil treatment to reduce soluble salts in the root zone, improving germination, water percolation and nutrient uptake.

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  • Sterics®

    Sterics® delivers soil-applied nutrients that delay the chemical fixation reactions between phosphorus, potassium and sulfur in alkaline/acidic soils.

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Key Considerations for Grape Crops


Nutrient Management

Grapes are a flexible crop, able to be grown in a variety of soils and climates, and with an array of different management options. Because everything from climate to nutrient intake can affect grape quality and flavor, the nutrition requirements of many wine grapes is actually set by the buyer to ensure the right flavor balance.

Water, Soil & Other Crop Considerations

Because grapes can be grown in a wide variety of soil types, it’s important to consider the impact soil type has on flavor. For wine grapes, sometimes shallower, less fertile soil is better for flavor and ripening, but many grape crops come from deep, fertile soils as well. That being said, water stress will be more prevalent on well-drained, coarse, shallow soils than on deep, loamy soils, so be sure to keep an eye on water levels depending on your soil type.

Grapes are susceptible to a range of pests, so it is recommended to use integrated pest management practices to help prevent and reduce disease, weed and insect pressure.


Key Nutrients


  • Nitrogen — Key for pulp growth — especially for wine grapes — and needed through all growth stages.
  • Potassium — Helps neutralize grape acidity; needed at all times except post-harvest.
  • Calcium — Needed at all stages.
  • Phosphorus — Essential at first bud break during winter rest and at post-harvest. Directly affects yield and berry setting.
  • Zinc, Sulfur, Boron, other micronutrients — Needed throughout the season to ensure healthy plant and berry growth.

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