Netting intercepts solar radiation reducing the amount of energy reaching fruit and hence lowering the risk of sunburn and colour bleaching of fruit.
However, netting also lowers radiation that is needed for photosynthesis and colour development.
During a recent tour of the UK a discovery unfolded of very large and very old flowering cherry trees in many public and private gardens.
Stoller Australia conducted a timely series of seminars on plant nutrition and plant physiology.
Below is what Rob Jarek from Stoller Enterprises USA had to say about growing a balanced plant with a healthy root system.
Netpro works with clients to provide products that optimise the production of their crops.
Growers use their protective canopy as a tool—just as critically as they do irrigation or fertiliser.
Selecting the correct structure and cloth is imperative to maximise the outcomes being sought.
Spring and summer storms are fast approaching and it would be well worth your while to have a chat about protecting your crop this year and well into the future with Drape Net.
Australian Frost Fans is the sister business to New Zealand Frost Fans, which manufactures the FrostBoss™ range of frost fans.
The FrostBoss range includes 2, 3, 4 and 5-blade models. With FrostBoss machines you do not have to compromise—machines with more blades are more fuel efficient, quieter and have better coverage. The FrostBoss C49 has consequently become the best-selling frost fan in Australia and New Zealand.
Vigilance Technologies is applying artificial intelligence (AI) to detect and deter birds and flying foxes.
InSeason Ag specialises in agricultural plastic products.
From reflective films, rain covers, hail netting, to weed matting, we manufacture and supply a wide variety of premium agricultural films and fabrics.
A fundamental dictum in aeronautics states that high aspect ratio blades (long and narrow) are more efficient than low aspect ratio blades (short and wide). Blades manufactured by Orchard-Rite have the highest aspect ratio in the Industry!
John Baker of Produce Marketing Australia has kindly provided an update from Northwest Cherries (in the USA).
John notes that while the season is coming to a close, there is still fruit available from late-season orchards, and that 227,639 cartons of cherries (20 lb equivalent) had been shipped to Australia at the end of July—closing in on making shipments the largest in the last six seasons.