Achieving optimal crop loads every year is not easy. Good results can be obtained from chemical thinning but variable spring weather in most Australian apple growing regions means tree response can be unpredictable.
Last month Stoller Australia conducted a series of seminars at key locations to provide updates and education to interested farmers and dealers in the field of plant nutrition and plant physiology.
With Queensland fruit fly already on the move in warmer growing areas, AgNova Technologies is reminding growers about its innovative Fruition Traps which were successfully launched last year.
Australian Frost Fans is the sister business to New Zealand Frost Fans, which manufactures the FrostBoss™ range of frost fans.
IPM–focused apple and pear growers, and organic producers will be happy to hear that Grandex Granulosis virus is in reseller fridges as a biological control tool for the management of not just Codling Moth but also Oriental Fruit Moth.
For more than four decades, Orchard-Rite has been providing the industry’s highest quality, most dependable wind machines for frost protection.
Drape Net has been protecting Australian tree crops from hail, sunburn, water retention, birds & bats, wind, anti–bee on citrus, and other insects like fruit fly for over 10 years.
Nutrition and soils for M.9 rootstock in high-density plantings
In a fruit tree, the yield of fruit results from a balance between vegetative growth and associated fruiting.
The production of fruit is tied to management which affects how the tree’s resources (e.g. photosynthates, water, nutrients and hormones) are distributed throughout the tree.
A study by New Zealand Plant & Food Research scientists shows that Integrated Fruit Production (IFP) can work just as well as organic growing methods for biodiversity.