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SORBUS ARETHE EXCLUSIVE UK DISTRIBUTOR OF THE BITE SYSTEM

WHAT ISBITE?

  • Developed by a team led by Dr Lucio Montecchio at De Rebus Plantarum – a spin-off of the University of Padua (Italy); BITE (Blade for Infusion in Trees) is a manual, drill-free instrument with a small, perforated lenticular (lentil shaped) blade that enters the trunk by separating the woody fibres with minimal friction
  • BITE allows the natural uptake of an external liquid (ie EnerBite fertiliser) up to the leaves, when transpiration rate is substantial (ie during the Spring to late Summer period)
  • BITE is a simple, fast & effective method of applying beneficial compounds to trees under stress or in decline
  • BITE also ensures that all of the applied treatment goes directly into the tree with no contamination of adjacent targets

HOW DOESBITE WORK?

● In woodyplants, xylem sap moves upwards through the vessels due to a decreasinggradient of water potential from the groundwater to the foliage.

● Accordingto these factors and their dynamics, small amounts of sap-compatible liquids (i.e.EnerBite)can be infused into the xylem system, reaching their target from the insidewithout any external contamination.

● The BITE system uses a small,perforated lenticular blade that enters the trunk by separating the woodyfibres with minimal friction.

● Furthermore, the lenticular shaped bladereduces the xylem vessel cross section, increasing sap velocity whichconsequently lowers the sap pressure - in fluid dynamics, Bernoulli'sprinciple states that an increase in the speed of a fluid occurssimultaneously with a decrease in pressure. Consequently the appliedsap-compatible liquid is naturally drawn into the tree.

● BITE isan endotherapic or "trunk infusion" method

●Traditional pressure injection techniques utilise drilling methods in order togain access to the xylem vessels beneath the bark. This drilling causessignificant localised damage to the injection area which is slow to heal

● With the BITE lenticular blade theinfusion ports partially close soon after the removal of the blade due to thenatural elasticity and turgidity of the plant tissues, and the cambial activitycompletes the healing process in few weeks.

 BITE lenticular blade


BITEKITS

The BITE system is available in 3 sizes ofkit; Small, Medium & Large. Kit contents are as follows:

ITEM

SMALL KIT

MEDIUM KIT

LARGE KIT

Sliding Hammer

1

1

1

35mm Blade

3

5

10

53mm Blade

3

5

10

65mm Blade

3

5

10

Wrench

1

1

1

30mm Gasket

3

5

10

 

All kits are packaged with protective glasses, vinylgloves and User Instructions in a convenient carry bag with BITE logo.

WHAT ISENERBITE?

EnerBite, abinary liquid phosphite fertiliser with trace additives, has been specificallydeveloped for use with the BITE system.

EnerBite israpidly taken up and translocated within the tree through the xylem vessels,due to the high mobility and low molecular weight of the ingredients. Thistranslates into a noticeable improvement in nutrition and immediate increase ofvigour. EnerBite also induces the production of particular organic compoundsresponsible for the tree’s natural defence mechanisms.

A recentpaper ‘An enhanced trunk injection formulation of potassium phosphite againstchestnut ink disease’ by Elisa Del Maso & Professor Lucio Montecchioreported that EnerBite treatment completely ceased the development of thedisease in most cases.

 EnerBite issupplied in 250ml bottles, 15 per case.

ENERBITEDOSAGE & USE

One bottleof EnerBite is sufficient for at least 8 x 30ml BITE infusions. On average adose consists of 1ml of EnerBite per 1cm of tree circumference at the treatmentlevel. The infusion points should be located between the root collar and 1m inheight.

Infusionperformance (liquid take – up) depends on species, physical, physiological andenvironmental factors. Although infusion can be carried out at any time withevergreen species, this is not the case with deciduous species which need to bein leaf. Infusion is ideally carried out when leaf transpiration is high (iebetween spring & mid-summer) with sun, wind & sufficient soil moisturealso being beneficial.


For further information please follow the below links for further information...


Bite Injection System


Nuova Mini Brochure


EnerBite Information


Enhanced Trunk Injection


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