Tree Fruit - Apple articles

Why is early crop load management so important?
The natural fruit drop observed in fruit trees, particularly apples, in early summer is insufficient to achieve optimum crop loads, fruit size and quality, or to prevent biennial bearing.

Published in Crop/Growth management

James Downey, National Sales Manager for Polygro®, is in his fortieth year in the horticultural and agricultural business. Here he provides an overview of what Polygro can offer your business to deliver high-quality and safe food production.

Published in Other netting

Application of Waiken gives apple and cherry growers greater control over bud break, flowering and time of maturity.
Depending on when it is applied, it can be used to bring forward, or to delay bud-break.

Published in Crop/Growth management

Net Pro have a product that counteracts high solar radiation, heat stress, drought, desiccating winds, and hail storms.
Our flat canopy and patented pitch canopy have undergone extensive research and are designed to save livelihoods.

Published in Permanent Structures

Irregularity in cropping is a major economic constraint in many fruit tree orchards. 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

Transtak® Engineering & Equipment manufactures a range of trailer sizes to handle bins for different fruits and scales of operation.

Published in Machinery

Lindsay Adams, horticultural specialist with NetPro, shares some insider information regarding the requirements for installing a NetPro canopy over an orchard, and keeping installation costs down.

Published in Permanent Structures

A critical aspect of growing any crop is providing protection from damaging pests and diseases which can have a detrimental effect on crop yield and quality. In this regard, pesticides play an important role. However, what happens when you apply a pesticide and it does not solve the problem?

Published in Pests

Using a pear tree as an example, here is how you use the 1-2-3 rule. The 2 in 1-2-3 refers to fruiting wood is now two years old. 

Silver leaf occurs mainly on apples and stone fruit in all growing regions but is particularly common in areas that experience damp, humid conditions.
Infected trees will develop a silvery sheen which is caused by light shining through leaf cells that are damaged by toxins produced by the fungus.

Published in Disease