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Tree Fruit has been in production for over a decade. In that time we have published articles of great interest to growers written by well known researchers, advisers and technicians. Here we present some of them to you.

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Spreading shoots or branches of young apple trees

The proper angle of shoots or branches is an aspect of tree training which encourages formation of flower buds and fruit, allows for sunlight to penetrate into the canopy, gives structural strength to the tree, and directs growth within the young apple tree.
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Unknown predators—Carabid or Ground beetles

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We are going down to ground level in this article. A new study just released shows how important some of the unknown and unseen insects are in controlling our fruit pests.
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Microjet or drip?

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Pressurised micro-irrigation systems have largely replaced traditional flood and sprinkler irrigation in orchards and vineyards. These systems use microjets or drippers to evenly distribute water to individual trees. The choice of a microjet or drip system is often a difficult decision as it is rarely clear-cut. 
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Integrated brown rot control—new tools & practices

Control of brown rot of stone fruit is becoming increasingly unsustainable with the exclusive use of fungicides, especially during wet growing seasons.
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Viruses - a real threat to apple & pear productivity

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There are a number of viruses that affect pome fruit which are classified as latent, that is, at most times they have no visible symptoms.
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Plant to avoid bacterial canker

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Bacterial canker, Pseudomonas syringae is common disease afflicting many types of fruit trees.
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Managing in tough times

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The following list comprises some of the major issues facing growers at this time:
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Make cherry trees branch without cutting

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Cherry trees are naturally vigorous and very upright. They are not willing to form spurs and lateral shoots on one-year old wood of leaders and scaffold branches, except at the tips of strong leaders where whorls of shoots develop.
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Irrigation and water requirements

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Fresh water has become the most precious and essential input in the fruit industry. This finite resource is decreasing as a result of the drought, but also as increasing demand is being placed upon it by industry and human consumption. There has never been a greater need for irrigation practices…
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Fertigation effectiveness

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Fertigation is the technique of applying soluble fertilisers to crops through sprinklers or trickle irrigation systems.
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Compost-mulch saves water, improves soil

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Dry conditions across Australia and the restrictions applied to irrigation have prompted many growers to consider how best to manage their limited water. One option to consider is mulching.
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Chilling requirement

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One of the impacts predicted for climate change is milder winter temperatures. Most of our major fruit producing regions are planted with varieties selected to match the temperatures typical for each region. Low chill varieties for regions with mild winters, medium chill and high chill for regions with cold winters.
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