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It is well documented that Bartlett pears in California set fruit via vegetative parthenocarpy —that is without pollination or fertilisation.
University of California researchers described this phenomenon in 1954.

Published in Crop/Growth management

Temperature is a key driver of insect development. Degree days (DD) is a measure of temperature over time and it is used to predict the timing of life stages of certain insect pests.
A degree day model counts the total time that temperature is above the minimum required for the pest to develop (lower developmental threshold).

Published in Pests

In 1982 a research scientist discovered a unique soil bacterium that produces active metabolites (spinosyns) that gave excellent control of certain insect pests.
Years of development and exhaustive testing followed, culminating in the release of Entrust® Organic, a product characterised by its efficacy equivalent to synthetic insecticides, but with the safety and environmental profile of a biological.

Published in Pests

Leading supplier, Grochem Australia, has launched a new non-selective, organic herbicide in a major breakthrough for the horticulture sector.
Beloukha herbicide gives growers and their advisers a naturally derived option for effectively managing broadleaf and grass weeds around orchards, vineyards, nurseries and a host of other situations.

Published in Weeds

NetPro have a product that counteracts high solar radiation, heat stress, drought, desiccating winds, and hail storms.
Our flat canopy and patented pitch canopy have undergone extensive research and are designed to save livelihoods.

Published in Permanent Structures

Extreme temperatures affect fruit trees and lately, the weather has been all over the place.
It can be difficult for plants to recover after damaging weather conditions such as excessive heat, hail, frost and flood. However, Stoller’s Plant Stress Recovery Program helps trees bounce back after a stress event.

Published in Nutrition

In the early 20th century, researchers in California, Germany, South Africa and Australia reported that Williams’ fruit had no seeds.
The full name of the variety, Williams’ Bon Chretien, is also referred to as WBC or Bartlett.
The term parthenocarpy was introduced, and is defined as the development of fruit without fertilisation of the ovules. Fruit can set and grow to full size without fertilisation.

Published in Crop/Growth management

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