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Tree Fruit March 2020

Tree Fruit March 2020

Tree Fruit

The growers' magazine: apple, cherry, stonefruit, pear  

Issue: July 2020  

Hello Visitor  

The July  issue of Tree Fruit is now out (see attached).
I hope you enjoy it.

Feel free to distribute Tree Fruit to industry members, or have them register on the Tree Fruit website to receive their own copy each month. It's a great resource and it's free.

All Tree Fruit issues and articles are available on our website


Maintaining cherry quality after harvest (part 7)

There are three types of damage to cherries caused by vibration, impact and compression.


Water vs pear crop (part 3)

Parking trees and post-harvest irrigation cut-off were evaluated in terms of potential water savings and the impacts on current and future production and are discussed here.

Post-harvest cut-off...

Grower Interest

Beware of exotic pests

There have been some close calls recently in regard to the entry of exotic pests that could have adversely affected the cherry industry in Australia.

They are the spotted winged drosophila and the brown marmorated stink bug.
The latter was recently...

European red mite

European red mite (ERM) is a serious foliage pest of apples and pears.

Severe infestations can result in defoliation, particularly in pears.
The pest also occurs in stone fruit trees, but this...

Products & Services

Measuring soil moisture

Maintaining soil moisture at optimum levels can increase crop yields and profits.


Understand fruit trees : an orchard manual that enriches grower knowledge

Unfortunately the answers to many questions about why and how fruit trees grow and produce fruit are found in scientific journals. These are not written for orchardists.

Grower magazines, seminars,...

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Editor: Nick Morenos | phone 0417 145 452 | email