Tree Fruit Cherry articles

We have come a long way with orchard systems in the past 60 years.
A much better understanding of the principles of orchard and tree canopy management has helped improve this aspect of fruit growing, and has greatly increased the potential yields.
But the future will require a significant higher level of precision in our management to reach those potentials consistently.
One important aspect of precision management is to plant good quality nursery trees for high tree performance.

Published in Trees/nurseries

Despite learning to live with changes in protocols brought about by dealing with COVID-19 in a horticultural workplace, and the connected ramifications and implications taking place for the second season in a row, Nature does not stop or slow down—cherry trees are blossoming strongly, now.

Published in Crop/Growth management

While harvested cherries are held in a loading area prior to transport, a hydrocooler will most likely be utilised to remove field heat.

Published in Crop/Growth management

Plague thrips are a native insect that is primarily a concern when present in large numbers from pink bud to early fruit set. They can damage both pome and stone fruits.

Published in Pests

A leading Australasian food processing company committed to ongoing excellence in sustainability has become an early adopter of a sludge dewatering technology engineered to cost-efficiently reduce the environmental footprint of food, beverage, and wastewater treatment throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific.

Published in Packing/packaging

Frost Fans work best during radiation frosts when there is a strong inversion layer of warmer air.
Radiation frosts are characterized by clear skies, calm conditions and daytime temperatures above 0C.

Published in Frost

With cherry blossom soon to start popping, it is time to identify issues that have not yet been addressed and to act on them.
And as soon as fruit set is clear, assess the crop potential and ensure that you order enough supplies of cartons, nutrient and other sprays etc.

Published in Crop/Growth management

Since cherry harvest timing occurs at a ripening stage where respiration is high, fruit deterioration begins almost immediately from the point of removal from the tree.

Published in Crop/Growth management

Selecting nozzles to apply herbicides should primarily focus on reducing the risk of spray drift without compromising efficacy

Published in Weeds

CaTs® is a clear liquid fertiliser containing calcium and sulfur that reduces the harmful effects of salt such as sodium in the soil, and it can work as a soil amendment.

Published in Nutrition