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Farming and Crop Protection 

BASF Solutions for Apples

Apples are mainly grown in the North Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) & Himachal Pradesh (H.P). When it comes to apple production, we know that common diseases, such as Alternaria, Marssonina, Powdery Mildew and more, might decrease your crop yield. Therefore, a robust management with innovative and sustainable solutions is a must.
 

More information about Apple production in India

Apple trees are cultivated worldwide as a fruit tree, and is the most widely grown species in the genus Malus. There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples, resulting in a range of desired characteristics. Different cultivars are bred for various tastes and uses, including cooking, eating raw and cider production.


Apples have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe. Globally, India ranks 5th in apple production. Apples are mainly grown in the North Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) & Himachal Pradesh (H.P). Due to introduction and adaptation of low chilling cultivars of crops like peach, plum and pear, they are also now being grown commercially in certain areas of the north Indian plains. About 99 percent of India’s apple area falls under the Northern Hills region, covering 6 districts of J&K (Srinagar, Budgam, Pulwama, Anantanag, Baramullah, Kupwara), 6 districts of H.P. (Shimla, Kullu, Sirmour, Mandi, Chamba, Kinnaur)

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Apple Production
अल्टरनेरिया

Alternaria

मर्सोनिना फ्रूट बलोच

Marssonina Fruit Blotch

एप्पल  स्कैब

Apple Scab

पउडरी मिल्डियु

Powdery Mildew

Let us understand how BASF can help in increasing the productivity of your Apple crop.

 

Apple Package

 

BASF Merivon

Protect your crop from yield losses due to major diseases such as Alternaria and Marssonina on apples. Get to know Merivon®, BASF’s latest fungicide which provides more consistent performance for maximum crop potential.

Merivon® contains a unique combination of Xemium®, the latest fungicide innovation by BASF, and F-500, the #1 Plant Health Fungicide.

Merivon

 

Merivon

 

BASF Sercadis Plus

Give a powerful start to managing Powdery Mildew and broad-spectrum control of other diseases with Sercadis® Plus, a brilliant combination of Xemium® and an acclaimed DMI chemistry.
Sercadis® Plus contains Xemium®, an innovative active ingredient belonging to the carboxamide 
class (SDHI) and Difenconazole a well-established and known safe Triazole (DMI). It provides 
broad spectrum disease control with focus on scab & powdery mildew.

Sercadis Plus

 

Sercadis Plus 2

 

BASF Cabrio Top

Cabrio® Top improves the quality and yield of your crop with its superior disease control.

With its advanced plant health benefits, it gives longer duration protection with lesser sprays.

Cabrio Top 1

 

Cabrio Top

 

 

BASF Signum 

Give “unmatched freshness” to your fruits with Signum®. Signum® with the combination of Boscalid (Worlds first SDHI chemistry) and F500, is the leading fungicide used in specialty crops for the control of a wide spectrum of diseases as well as for enhanced plant/fruit health. It is registered to use in Apple, Grapes, Tomato, Chili and Onion in India.

Signum

 

signum

 


BASF Acrisio

Acrisio® - The Powdery Mildew Specialist, is a novel chemistry with unique mode of action which provides comprehensive disease control.

Acrisio®, globally known as Vivando; is grouped under group “U8” by ‘FRAC’. This is the only 
chemical available in India in this group & hence stands as the best tool for effective
Powdery Mildew resistance management in Grape & Apple.

acrisio

 

acrisio

 


BASF Smart Spray Program

 

BASF smart spray program

 

Here's what apple farmers have to say about BASF solutions:

Shimla farmer

"I have used BASF's Merivon® and the results are commendable. Inspite of rains and extreme humidity, there are no symptoms of Alternaria or Marssonina in my apple orchard. After spraying Merivon®, I also observed that the leaves are healthy and fresh which is helping a lot to enhance the fruit quality. I recommend all the apple growers to use Merivon® and get the best quality apples."