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AVENIR QUALITE IS

The whole organization of the technical service follows seven key factors for success

1 - Respect the appropriate market

  • Produce the right variety, the good clone
  • Adapt production to the true/real capacities of the market.

2 - Follow the financial profits.

Know your own figures; cost price, charges, produce, net margins, the turnover to cover charges, etc

3 - Know the quality of the earth

4 - Guarantee the best developement for the plant

Do the right pruning for shape and fruiting, the right fertilizer, manage irrigation correctly, obtain the best production.

5 - Ensure a regular production

  • Thinning out
  • Protection against weather hazards.

6 - Maintain the initial quality of fruit

  • Plant protection.
  • Protection against severe weather conditions.
  • Quality and organization of harvest.

7 - Motivate and train your human ressources

  • Motivation and responsibility
  • Training workers
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AVENIR QUALITE’s technical service
  • The access to knowledge/ avaliability
  • Services of the expert on the ground.
  • Services of the expert at the office
  • Technical training of the group.
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The access to knowledge

  • Direct communication by telephone : permanantly and/or temporarily during thinning out.
  • Communication by email or fax.
  • Keeping records
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Services of the expert at the office

  • Assessement/evaluation and planning of annual fertilization
  • Preparation of a health and hygiene strategy for the plants
  • Preparation of various projects.
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Personalized visits

  • The working topics are chosen according to business requirements and discussed again once a year at the end of the year.
  • A detailed report is made at each visit and given to the producer.
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The expert service on your company The services of the expert on site.
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Pruning

This theme requires several visits by the expert.
FOST : Pruning strategies for the workers.
STH1, STH2, STH3 :Visit for winter pruning strategy
STE1,STE2,STE3 : Visit for summer pruning strategy

Main aims :
  • Enabling the fruit branches to receive maximum sunlight.
  • Adaptation of the number of fruit buds to the yield of the variety, the plot of land and the market wanted.
  • Preparing a new orchard.
  • Reduce as much as possible the working hours to have better profits.
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Health and hygiene for plants.

Composed of several different actions.
SPHP : Preliminary health and hygiene strategy.
CPUL : Control of sprayer
RPUL : Adjusting the setting on the sprayer.

Main aims :
  • Identify the problems and try to solve them
  • Protect the wildlife and the environment
  • Rotate the chemical families in order to limit the problems of resistance and residues
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The fertilization

BFUM : Assessment of nutient requirements
NUTS : Nutrition plan in the ground
NUTF : Nutrition plan on the leaf

Main aims :
  • Adapt the fertilizer to the variety , the plot, and the market targeted
  • Adapt fertilizers depending on the potential of each plot of land, the soil and the present climate.
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Thinning

EPFL : Visit for thinning
ECH1 : Visit for thinning at the fruitlet stage.
ECH2 : Visit for thinning after the fruitlet is out
ECH3 : Visit for thinning 2 or 3 weeks after the fruilet stage
EMAN: Visit for manual thinning
FOCE : Training for thinning after calculations
FSIT: Training for thinning after calculations.

Main aims :
  • The main aim is to maintain good, quality production from one year to another
  • Adapt the thinning strategy depending on the variety, the plot and the market targetted.
  • Early control of the laod.to obtain the fruit size desired by the customers.
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Irrigation management

IDEM: Demonstration and installation of irrigation equipment
ISUI: Monitoring irrigation with ‘tensiometre’ and other equipment.

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Fruit growth/size

VETE: Pre-season vist to check and control the orchard.
COJV: Special training for young orchards.
CDC1,CDC2: Control specifications

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Harvest

OREC: Organisation of the harvest
REC1, REC2, REC3: Periodique visits to know when to start the harvest.
CLAR: Classifying the crop
SMAT: Following the ripeness of fruit

Main aims :
  • Decision to start picking depending on the variety, the plot of land and the market targetted.
  • Orientation of the plot according to its potential
  • Have an overall view on the global quality of each batch.
  • Identify labour requirements and peak times.
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Studies

DIAG : Orchard diagnostic
PPLA: Planting and renovation project
PGRE: Hail net Project
PGEL: Frost protection project
PIRR: Irrigation project

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Analytical research

ASOL : Soil analysis
ARAM : Branch analysis
AFEU : Leaf analysis
AFRU : Fruit analysis
PREL : Sample for analysis

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The costs

  • Each visit is cahrged based on spent time with the producer or producer group
  • A visit is made at least 2 hours but can go up to 8 hours or more
  • Each visit is charged based on the theme of work
  • Participation in travel costs is added to the price of the visit
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