Tree Fruit Cherry articles

When developing a robust fertiliser program, some key concepts should be considered.

Published in Nutrition

After all the weed strips have been sprayed, cultivated or controlled (at least for now), think about adding mulch or organic matter to the tree line.

Published in Crop/Growth management

Weeds compete with trees for moisture and nutrients and can also create a favourable micro-climate for pests and disease. Chemical herbicides have been the mainstay of weed management in orchards since the mid 1940s. 

Published in Weeds

A 15% to 30% reduction in crop protection products is possible with Munckhof’s low pressure spraying technology.

Published in Machinery

It's time to review what happened last season in order to implement management practices that will improve crop load, fruit quality and pack-out this season.

Published in Crop/Growth management

Why manage weeds?: Rapid canopy establishment and early cropping are keys to profitability in any orchard, particularly modern capital-intensive systems.
Weeds compete with trees for moisture and nutrients and can also create a favourable micro-climate for pests and disease.

Published in Weeds

TOMRA Food extends its box filling platform offering with the new-generation Gentle Box Filler+ model developed specifically for the most delicate produce.

Published in Packing/packaging

New Zealand Frost Fans announced that Andrew Priest has been appointed new CEO of the company.
An experienced business leader, Andrew will succeed Steve Haslett and assume responsibilities in June.

Published in Frost

This NEW ORCHARD MANUAL describes the evolution, adoption and adaptation of the Tatura orchard system.
It lists the range of crops grown on Tatura-type trellises (V-trellis/Open Tatura), quotes the experiences from fruit growers all over the world, and gives hints and instructions to maximise efficiency and avoid mistakes.

Flowering cherry blossom in Japan heralds the beginning of spring and celebrations that go back centuries.
Flowering cherries in Kyoto normally blossom during April; this season the bloom peaked prior to the end of March—the earliest for 1200 years.

Published in Crop/Growth management