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Tree Fruit December 2020

Tree Fruit December 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



Imagine planting fruit trees any time of the year

Deciduous fruit trees, such as apple, pear, cherry, plum, peach or apricot are purchased and planted in commercial orchards in Australia only as bare-rooted dormant trees.
However, there is no rational explanation why they cannot also be grown and sold...

Soil treatments for Apple Replant Disease (part 2)

Serenade Prime contains viable spores of the highly active QST 713 strain of Bacillus subtilis. These beneficial bacteria live on the plant root surfaces and in the soil around the plant roots.

Budworms (Heliothis)

Helicoverpa species (commonly known as budworms) can cause substantial crop damage and are becoming more common across all Australian growing regions.
The moth larvae can cause extensive feeding damage and also create entry points for secondary...

Grower Interest

Learning from the NW cherry season in the US

John Baker of Produce Marketing has kindly made available the 2020 season review by NorthWest Cherries.
Much information about season timing, production volumes (including data from California) and consumer preferences are shown.
Timing of the pandemic...

Products & Services

NetPro canopies: long term investment, quick pay back

Netting is a long term investment, and that investment quickly pays for itself in financial returns—as A1 packouts every season because there is:
no hail damaged fruit
reduced wind rub and sunburn
water savings.

Compac's next-gen sorting platform

Compac, part of the TOMRA Food family, launched its most advanced sorting platform: the TOMRA 5S Advanced.
It builds on the class-leading performance of the Compac Multi Lane Sorter.

Plan for sunburn protection

“The establishment of Screen Duo and CropXtra as frontline management tools has been a game changer for tree fruit growers in recent years” said Stewart Frankling of Sipcam Australia.

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, conferences and field days are supposed to translate much of the results from the scientific work....

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Editor: Nick Morenos | phone 0417 145 452 | email