Tree Fruit Cherry articles

The three-monthly outlook from the Bureau of Meteorology is for higher than average rainfall in the cherry producing regions of Australia.
The outlook period includes most of this season’s cherry crop, and if correct, growers can expect a greater risk of rain cracking.

Published in Cracking

Vayego® 200 SC is a new tool for pome and stone fruit growers to control key pests such as codling moth, carpophilus beetle, apple weevil and Mediterranean fruit fly.
With a brand-new registration, Vayego® 200 SC insecticide from Bayer is now available to pome and stone fruit growers.

Published in Pests

For over 100 years, Crop Vitality has demonstrated its commitment to nurturing crop life through innovation, research and the development of sustainable crop nutrition for agriculture.
Our diverse product portfolio combines essential nutrients to improve soil health and increase water infiltration while maximizing nutrient uptake to address the challenges of modern agriculture.

Published in Nutrition

Innovation on the land is something Arnd & Heidi Enneking know a lot about.
As experienced and passionate farmers for over 20 years, they have faced and found the solutions to countless challenges on the land
One challenge that came up time and again on the Enneking’s Eyre Peninsula farm was working out in the field with cumbersome, corded equipment.

Published in Tools

Netting is a long term investment, and that investment quickly pays for itself in financial returns—as A1 packouts every season because there is: no hail damaged fruit; reduced wind rub and sunburn
water savings.

Published in Permanent Structures

Aluminium high tensile orchard ladders manufactured by Transtak® offer the fruit grower and fruit picker unparalleled advantages compared with other ladders.
Transtak have redesigned the ladder base and legs for increased tube corner strength that resists fatigue and cracking; and the coarser grip on the 76 mm wide flat steps provide secure footing and weight distribution while fruit picking.

Published in Tools

Every crop grown contains silicon—often in quantities similar to the macro elements N, P and K.
It has been known for decades that silicon is taken up by plants and deposited in cell walls, giving the plant structural strength by enhancing cell wall strength.

Published in Nutrition

Understanding the mechanisms involved in flowering and fruit set can help orchardists to manage crop loads, resulting in improved yields, fruit quality and returns.

Published in Crop/Growth management

There has been a great effort by Cherry Growers Australia in recent weeks to focus growers to adequately prune for improved quality, to fine-tune nutrition for improved quality, and to assist with the management and timing of application of growth regulators for increased firmness and quality.
However, there might be some varieties or even some blocks that defy the odds, and as the fruit grows and shedding has occurred, may still have trees that are over-cropped.

Published in Crop/Growth management

Veteran fruit grower Joe Giblett well knows the threat insects and diseases pose to successful orchard production.
Born and bred at Bridgetown in Western Australia’s South West and having been by his father’s side in the family orchard since he was a nipper, today Joe manages the Red Moon orchard on the outskirts of Donnybrook for Casotti Enterprises.

Published in Disease