Stonefruit articles

Benefits of container-grown trees: Many transplant problems can be prevented and early growth of roots and tops can be markedly improved, when container-grown or potted trees are used instead of bare-rooted dormant trees.

Published in Trees/nurseries

Adult cherry aphids are dark coloured and approximately 2 mm in size. The adult population consists of winged and wingless individuals.

Published in Pests

The Voen self-ventilating covering system was invented more than 15 years ago by German cherry grower, Reinhard Vöhringer.

Published in Permanent Structures

Deciduous fruit trees, such as apple, pear, cherry, plum, peach or apricot are purchased and planted in commercial orchards in Australia only as bare-rooted dormant trees.
However, there is no rational explanation why they cannot also be grown and sold as container-grown trees, like citrus.

Published in Trees/nurseries

Helicoverpa species (commonly known as budworms) can cause substantial crop damage and are becoming more common across all Australian growing regions.
The moth larvae can cause extensive feeding damage and also create entry points for secondary pests and diseases.

Published in Pests

Netting is a long term investment, and that investment quickly pays for itself in financial returns—as A1 packouts every season because there is:
no hail damaged fruit
reduced wind rub and sunburn
water savings.

Published in Permanent Structures

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