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Irregularity in cropping is a major economic constraint in many fruit tree orchards. 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

In addition to the strategies outlined in this article, conversion to drip irrigation offers an opportunity to reduce water consumption.

Published in Crop/Growth management

Transtak® Engineering & Equipment manufactures a range of trailer sizes to handle bins for different fruits and scales of operation.

Published in Machinery

Lindsay Adams, horticultural specialist with NetPro, shares some insider information regarding the requirements for installing a NetPro canopy over an orchard, and keeping installation costs down.

Published in Permanent Structures

A critical aspect of growing any crop is providing protection from damaging pests and diseases which can have a detrimental effect on crop yield and quality. In this regard, pesticides play an important role. However, what happens when you apply a pesticide and it does not solve the problem?

Published in Pests

Using a pear tree as an example, here is how you use the 1-2-3 rule. The 2 in 1-2-3 refers to fruiting wood is now two years old. 

The following are recommendations to park trees and minimise irrigation:

Published in Crop/Growth management

NetPro’s crop protection canopies are individually designed to your location, crop and variety.
“Our netting covers reduce crop burdens such as heat, hail, birds, bats, wind and sun that are affecting your final pack out,” horticulture projects manager Lindsay Adams said.

Published in Permanent Structures

Growers and their advisers have a new weapon in the fight against fall armyworm, now that the APVMA has granted an emergency permit for the use of a pheromone trap and DDVP cubes to monitor for the pest.
Grochem Australia can supply the trapping system in accordance with the APVMA permit, giving growers an effective tool to monitor and detect the onset of pest activity before going ahead with an insecticide or biocontrol treatment.

Published in Pests

Transtak® Engineering & Equipment manufactures a range of trailer sizes to handle bins for different fruits and scales of operation.
Most suited to Australian conditions are the Transtak: •1500L 3-bin trailer •1500LE 3-4 bin trailer •2500L 4-bin trailer •3000LT 6 bin trailer •3500NS 6 bin stacking carrier.

Published in Machinery