Beaulieu Technical Textiles showcases Lumilys® at Interpoma 2018

Lumilys® groundcover provides optimal light reflection in the heart of any apple orchard

1 Lumilys installed to improve PAR distribution into an apple orchard. (Photo: © Beaulieu Technical Textiles)

A Workshop on the “Improvement of Fruit Colour” took place at the booth at Interpoma 2018 in Bolzano, Italy (November 15-17, 2018)

For the 3rd time, Beaulieu Technical Textiles is again exhibiting at Interpoma, the international show of the apple, presenting the value of its smart reflective groundcover Lumilys®.

More light, more colour, more profit, quick install

 

Lumilys® groundcover is developed by Beaulieu Technical Textiles to provide optimal light reflection in the heart of any apple orchard. Over just the last few weeks Lumilys® provides the crucial extra PAR (Photosynthetically Active Radiation) light that gives your colour-sensitive apples the most beautiful red blush.

Developed by our RED engineers, the perfect installation method is clearly defined. Only one elastic is needed for both sides of the tree. Year after year, the elastics remain in place when the cover is not in use. (Photo: © Beaulieu Technical Textiles)

 

This efficient technology has been proven to deliver measurable results, with noticeable added value in orchards equipped with hail nets. The results are nothing short of brilliant: 30% more PAR light in all types of weather, optimal red colouring, up to 25% more premium choice apples, return after 1 to 2 seasons, up to 20 % average annual return and quick to install, durable and reusable.

A tractor can easily ride on Lumilys® reflective groundcover, when installed in fruit orchards. (Photo: © Beaulieu Technical Textiles)

More perfectly coloured apples with your first harvest

The effect of Lumilys® is evident. Scientific tests conducted by recognized and reputable research centres prove how “smart” Lumilys® groundcover really is : Universität Bonn (Germany), pc fruit (Belgium), KOB Kompetenzzentrum Obstbau-Bodensee (Germany) and CRESO (Italy). This efficient technology has been proven to deliver measurable results, with noticeable added value in orchards equipped with hail nets.

Dr Michael Blanke

The Workshop in Bolzano was headed by Prof Michael Blanke. The effect of light reflection has been proven by scientific tests conducted by numerous recognized and reputable research centers. At Interpoma, Prof Michael Blanke, from Universitiy Bonn, Germany, who was  willing to share in person the results of his scientific test on the “Influence of reflective groundcover like Lumilys® and biostimulants on fruit colouration of apples.”

 

 

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