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Even when harvest is over, fruit trees are working hard, preparing for winter dormancy and the spring to come.
It’s an opportune time to replenish your tree crops nutrients and to ensure that when spring arrives, your crop has woken from its winter hibernation with its roots and storage tissues ready for the next seasons growth.

Published in Nutrition

From one year to another, it is difficult to predict how successful the next season will be.

Published in Tools

Research on fruit trees began at Tatura 80 years ago. In this article we look at the early years: the war years 1939 to 1945

Published in Crop/Growth management

European red mite (ERM) is a dark red mite about the same size as TSM.

Published in Pests

Codling moth is the most serious pest of pome fruit worldwide and the most damaging pest of commercial apple, pear, quince and nashi orchards in Australia.

Published in Pests

Pheromones are a special kind of perfume. The most well known are those produced by female moths to attract males.
Pheromones can work well as control agents against small moths where mated females don’t fly too far.
They are useless as control agents for large moths like Heliothis and armyworms that fly hundreds of kilometres in a night and mate outside any area treated with a pheromone disruption agent.

Published in Pests

It's summer time and the living is easy, but not for you or your hardworking summer crop. Even when the harvest is over, your plants are working—preparing for winter dormancy and the spring to come.

Published in Nutrition

BOM recently updated its seasonal outlooks to reflect the El Nino conditions and as a consequence its effect on temperature and rainfall patterns across Australia.
Two of the worrying weather map forecasts show the chance of temperatures exceeding median maximums up into the 80% range across a majority of our major tree cropping regions.

Published in Sunburn

When picking fruit, selecting the correct size picking bag is paramount
The Bighorn Open Mouth fruit picking bags are available in four sizes, allowing users to select the ideal size.

Published in Tools

A combination of high temperatures and high levels of infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) light can culminate in sunburn damage and heat stress to plants.
However, timely applications of Surround reduces sunburn and heat stress damage, when used as per the product label.

Published in Sunburn

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