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Tatura Trellis - More than a tree training system. It has been reported from the USA that V-systems are most useful where strong winds are a problem.
As mentioned last issue, some hints on how to improve the crop disease situation are presented here.
Alternaria leaf blotch is characterised by irregular red–brown coloured lesions on the leaves.
The lesions might expand under favourable conditions, followed by yellowing of the leaves and then defoliation of the trees.
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.
The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting another hot summer, so now is the time to prepare your strategy and plan to use Surround® crop protectant.
MicroCal liquid calcium carbonate is a heat, sun and light diffusion product that works through a process called double refraction.
National and international recognition: The Productivity Promotion Council of Australia presented team members with an award for their contribution to efficient fruit production, and an award for a method of producing peach trees from cuttings to enable orchardists to grow their own peach trees quickly and cheaply.
The codling moth is favoured by warm, dry growing conditions between spring and autumn.
Eggs are laid around dusk when the temperature is 16C or higher and the air is calm.
Summer trunk canker is more common during prolonged wet, windy spring and summer seasons on soils that are poorly drained.