Tree Fruit - Apple articles

Benefits of container-grown trees: Many transplant problems can be prevented and early growth of roots and tops can be markedly improved, when container-grown or potted trees are used instead of bare-rooted dormant trees.

Published in Trees/nurseries

Adult cherry aphids are dark coloured and approximately 2 mm in size. The adult population consists of winged and wingless individuals.

Published in Pests

Biological treatments vs chemical treatments: It is interesting to note that there was a big difference between the two biofumigants after the second leaf, but at third leaf there is now little difference between these two in shoot length and number of shoots.

Published in Soils

The Voen self-ventilating covering system was invented more than 15 years ago by German cherry grower, Reinhard Vöhringer.

Published in Permanent Structures

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 as container-grown trees, like citrus.

Published in Trees/nurseries

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 pests and diseases.

Published in Pests

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.

Published in Soils

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.

Published in Permanent Structures

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.

Published in Packing/packaging

“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.

Published in Sunburn