Research on fruit trees began at Tatura 80 years ago. In this article we look at the early years, 1937 to 1957.
A team of European scientists aim to use synthetic biology to produce insect sex pheromones in plants and fungi.
Semiochemicals (pheromones) are emitted by insects for communication. The most widely known of these are sex pheromones that are used in mating disruption—a core tactic in IPM systems.
The time between fruit harvest and fresh spring flush is a good opportunity to ensure that nutrients depleted during the growing and harvesting season are replenished.
Another hot summer is on the way. Be ready with Surround.
With record temperatures and high ultraviolet radiation last summer causing damage and losses in valuable horticultural crops, it’s time to start preparing for the coming onslaught of hot weather.
Growers who target productivity, improved fruit sizing and finish, have found the combination of Screen Duo and Photon 500SG to be the ideal program over the summer months.
Compac, part of TOMRA Food, has launched the Sizer Simulator, a unique simulation tool that enables packhouses to upskill operators and prepare for incoming fresh produce.
While mating disruption has been a corner stone of IPM in pome and stone fruit orchards for many years, this work is an advanced and innovative approach to mating disruption, and a new direction for IPM.