Stonefruit articles

When developing a robust fertiliser program, some key concepts should be considered.

Published in Nutrition

GP Grader's industry-leading gpVision technology has been launched for stone fruit.

Published in Packing/packaging

Weeds compete with trees for moisture and nutrients and can also create a favourable micro-climate for pests and disease. Chemical herbicides have been the mainstay of weed management in orchards since the mid 1940s. 

Published in Weeds

A 15% to 30% reduction in crop protection products is possible with Munckhof’s low pressure spraying technology.

Published in Machinery

Why manage weeds?: Rapid canopy establishment and early cropping are keys to profitability in any orchard, particularly modern capital-intensive systems.
Weeds compete with trees for moisture and nutrients and can also create a favourable micro-climate for pests and disease.

Published in Weeds

TOMRA Food extends its box filling platform offering with the new-generation Gentle Box Filler+ model developed specifically for the most delicate produce.

Published in Packing/packaging

New Zealand Frost Fans announced that Andrew Priest has been appointed new CEO of the company.
An experienced business leader, Andrew will succeed Steve Haslett and assume responsibilities in June.

Published in Frost

This NEW ORCHARD MANUAL describes the evolution, adoption and adaptation of the Tatura orchard system.
It lists the range of crops grown on Tatura-type trellises (V-trellis/Open Tatura), quotes the experiences from fruit growers all over the world, and gives hints and instructions to maximise efficiency and avoid mistakes.

During the first three years, the trees not only developed their permanent structure of twin branchless leaders, they also produced two crops.

Mealybugs are sap-sucking insects that will feed on a wide range of tree crops. They can shelter in the calyx of pome fruits and are a pest of concern for export markets.

Published in Pests