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Benefits of chemical thinning: To achieve good thinning and fruit quality, all chemical thinners need to be applied at the appropriate physiological stage and under the climatic conditions best suited to each chemical.
Choice of thinning chemical is important, as some cultivars do not respond well to some chemicals.

Published in Crop/Growth management

Vayego® 200 SC is a new tool for pome and stone fruit growers to control key pests such as codling moth, carpophilus beetle, apple weevil and Mediterranean fruit fly.
With a brand-new registration, Vayego® 200 SC insecticide from Bayer is now available to pome and stone fruit growers.

Published in Pests

For over 100 years, Crop Vitality has demonstrated its commitment to nurturing crop life through innovation, research and the development of sustainable crop nutrition for agriculture.
Our diverse product portfolio combines essential nutrients to improve soil health and increase water infiltration while maximizing nutrient uptake to address the challenges of modern agriculture.

Published in Nutrition

Innovation on the land is something Arnd & Heidi Enneking know a lot about.
As experienced and passionate farmers for over 20 years, they have faced and found the solutions to countless challenges on the land
One challenge that came up time and again on the Enneking’s Eyre Peninsula farm was working out in the field with cumbersome, corded equipment.

Published in Tools

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

Aluminium high tensile orchard ladders manufactured by Transtak® offer the fruit grower and fruit picker unparalleled advantages compared with other ladders.
Transtak have redesigned the ladder base and legs for increased tube corner strength that resists fatigue and cracking; and the coarser grip on the 76 mm wide flat steps provide secure footing and weight distribution while fruit picking.

Published in Tools

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. It is the only platform truly designed for hygienic operation with tool-less cleaning and sanitization adopting the latest principles in hygienic equipment design.

Published in Packing/packaging

An outcome of the COVID restrictions is the rapid uptake of automation in both horticulture and agriculture.
Industries are searching for and quickly deploying machinery, software and processes to reduce their reliance on labour.

Published in Packing/packaging

Every crop grown contains silicon—often in quantities similar to the macro elements N, P and K.
It has been known for decades that silicon is taken up by plants and deposited in cell walls, giving the plant structural strength by enhancing cell wall strength.

Published in Nutrition

Understanding the mechanisms involved in flowering and fruit set can help orchardists to manage crop loads, resulting in improved yields, fruit quality and returns.

Published in Crop/Growth management