Deciduous fruit trees need sufficient winter chilling during dormancy for satisfactory bud break, fruit set and tree growth.
Aussie growers can learn a lot from the Northwest Cherry Growers' crop forecasting program (in the USA). Below is a sample of the type of information they gather, how they present it and how they use it to estimate the new season's crop.
In China, there is a species of fruit fly with remarkably similar habits to Qfly. It is the Oriental fruit fly Bactrocera dorsalis (OFF).
Once the tree has settled after harvest, there is a good opportunity to provide food, especially if the tree is in storage mode.
The tree stores reserves in the roots and woody tissue and these reserves are critical to healthy growth in the spring.
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.
FELCO extends its product range with the release of two new models of curved pull-stroke saws.
The new saws will make work easier and more effective while sawing green wood.
The Campagnola Cobra Pro has been designed and manufactured for utmost versatility in vineyard and tree fruit pruning applications.
Recent expansion and investment in the Toro manufacturing facility is enabling local production of new and innovative irrigation products.
With this year’s winter predicted to be unseasonably cold and long, now is the time to be thinking about protecting your crop.