Pear articles

Agriculture Victoria research conducted in the Goulburn Valley developed a more accurate and reliable threshold based on the cumulative number of leaf-infested days.

Published in Pests

Root restriction provides orchardists with a useful tool for tree growth manipulation.

Published in Crop/Growth management

While this article discusses the effects on bumblebees, the same factors are also having an effect on our honey bees, and probably our native bees and pollinators as well.

Published in Crop/Growth management

Pest status of codling moth in China

Published in Pests

The crop protection industry has relied on synthetic broad spectrum pesticides that are effective, relatively inexpensive and easy to apply.

Published in Pests

Introducing the latest development in bird deterrent technology: AvePro Hawk Laser.

Published in Bird & bat deterrents

The Bighorn Hoop-Mouth fruit-picking bag is ideal for picking stonefruit, apples and much more.

Published in Tools

More consistency in fruit size, better skin retention, and greater yield and quality can be achieved using Agrisilica™.

Published in Nutrition

Collar rot and crown rot of apple trees, and trunk rot of stone-fruit trees (but rarely pear trees) are caused by the fungus Phytophthora.
They are among the most serious soil-borne diseases in the world.
Diseased trees are mostly found where soil type, topography, climate, and/or irrigation have contributed to long periods of saturated soil.

Published in Disease

There are several species of mites that infest pome and/or stone fruit trees in Victoria and they have different life cycles and habits that growers need to understand in order to efficiently manage their impact on crops. Bryobia mites are brownish, flattened mites with very long front legs.

Published in Feature article: pests

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