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Spur Shield®

Crop Production Aid

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Product Overview

Spur Shield® is a Pinolene® based resin barrier that may be sprayed on pruning cuts and bark surfaces to seal wounds and inhibit water and bacteria from entering surface cuts. The combination of cleansing and sealing properties is especially effective for crops and vineyards in areas where the pruning season is cold and wet. This type of environment is conducive to harmful bacteria and disease development. Significant reductions in penetration of inoculum into pruning wound cuts have been observed in wine grapes, cherries, plums, and table grapes. Spur Shield provides a physical barrier from bacteria and disease at a critical time in the crop production cycle.

Spur Shield

Features

  • A superior wound sealant
  • Pinolene-based
  • Proprietary essential oil blend
  • Application equipment friendly

Benefits

  • Pinolene-based resin helps to potentially heal wounds faster
  • Cleans and caps wounds
  • Reduces water intrusion into pruning wounds that carry bacteria and fungi
  • Potential labor savings when compared to hand painted wound sealants
  • Acceptable to use alone or with fungicide

How Does It Work?

There are many different types of pathogens that enter wounds or cuts on bark and plant surfaces. Spur Shield is a nature-based, Pinolene® sealant that creates a physical barrier against many wood pathogens that may enter cuts and wounds assisted by rainfall. This barrier can minimize risk of infection after pruning or plant injury.

grape stems prior to Spur Shield
Above images show a grape stems prior to Spur Shield treatment and post Spur Shield treatment. In image two the wound is sealed off and prevents water intrusion into the grape’s stem. Water intrusion can carry bacteria and fungi that harm the crop. California, 2020

Application

  • Group 3

    Key crops include, but are not limited to: cherries, wine grapes, hazelnuts, plums and blueberries

  • Organic Fertiliser

    Foliar application

  • Farming Drone

    Apply after pruning and before a moisture event like rainfall or fog

  • Scientific Farming

    Recommended use with contact and biological based fungicide applications

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    Review label for specific application rates and recommendations

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