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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.

Published in Crop/Growth management

As mentioned last issue, some hints on how to improve the crop disease situation are presented here.

Published in Disease

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.

Published in Disease

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.

Published in Nutrition

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.

Published in Sunburn

MicroCal liquid calcium carbonate is a heat, sun and light diffusion product that works through a process called double refraction.

Published in Sunburn

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.

Published in Crop/Growth management

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.

Published in Pests

Summer trunk canker is more common during prolonged wet, windy spring and summer seasons on soils that are poorly drained.

Published in Disease

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.

Published in Nutrition

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