It's now late August and the last of the season’s cherries are appearing in farmers markets and in supermarkets in Vancouver Canada, and in Fairbanks Alaska.
During a recent visit it was good to get a feed of fresh cherries. Prices ranged from Can$ 2.98 to $5.98 per pound.
Flavour was good, firmness was a bit down, and there was a little pitting—perhaps due to the longer storage thanks to a large crop.
Last month Stoller Australia conducted a series of seminars at key locations to provide updates and education to interested farmers and dealers in the field of plant nutrition and plant physiology.
With Queensland fruit fly already on the move in warmer growing areas, AgNova Technologies is reminding growers about its innovative Fruition Traps which were successfully launched last year.
Australian Frost Fans is the sister business to New Zealand Frost Fans, which manufactures the FrostBoss™ range of frost fans.
For more than four decades, Orchard-Rite has been providing the industry’s highest quality, most dependable wind machines for frost protection.
Drape Net has been protecting Australian tree crops from hail, sunburn, water retention, birds & bats, wind, anti–bee on citrus, and other insects like fruit fly for over 10 years.
In a fruit tree, the yield of fruit results from a balance between vegetative growth and associated fruiting.
The production of fruit is tied to management which affects how the tree’s resources (e.g. photosynthates, water, nutrients and hormones) are distributed throughout the tree.
Sweet cherry sales data from the USA show they've had a record harvest.
After a successful harvest, it is essential that steps are taken to ensure the orchard is provided with improved post-harvest nutrition, controlled biennial bearing and increased flowering opportunities.
These steps will ensure that healthy spring growth is achieved as well as a strong vigorous root system being maintained below the ground.