Tree Fruit Pear articles

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

Published in Nutrition

The framework, or structure of a fruit tree consists of different parts of different ages. This framework is developed in sequential stages.

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

Several articles in this journal by this author have shown that high density pear trees on seedling rootstock, or on their own roots (as softwood cuttings), can match early and high yields of high density apple trees on size-controlling rootstocks—but only when pear trees are tamed early and it is recognised that the growth habit of the pear is different from that of the apple.

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.

Mealybugs are sap-sucking insects that will feed on a wide range of tree crops. They can shelter in the calyx of pome fruits and are a pest of concern for export markets.

Published in Pests