Stonefruit articles

We have come a long way with orchard systems in the past 60 years.
A much better understanding of the principles of orchard and tree canopy management has helped improve this aspect of fruit growing, and has greatly increased the potential yields.
But the future will require a significant higher level of precision in our management to reach those potentials consistently.
One important aspect of precision management is to plant good quality nursery trees for high tree performance.

Published in Trees/nurseries

Plague thrips are a native insect that is primarily a concern when present in large numbers from pink bud to early fruit set. They can damage both pome and stone fruits.

Published in Pests

A leading Australasian food processing company committed to ongoing excellence in sustainability has become an early adopter of a sludge dewatering technology engineered to cost-efficiently reduce the environmental footprint of food, beverage, and wastewater treatment throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific.

Published in Packing/packaging

Frost Fans work best during radiation frosts when there is a strong inversion layer of warmer air.
Radiation frosts are characterized by clear skies, calm conditions and daytime temperatures above 0C.

Published in Frost

Selecting nozzles to apply herbicides should primarily focus on reducing the risk of spray drift without compromising efficacy

Published in Weeds

CaTs® is a clear liquid fertiliser containing calcium and sulfur that reduces the harmful effects of salt such as sodium in the soil, and it can work as a soil amendment.

Published in Nutrition

The most susceptible period for fruit cracking is in the last growth phase of rapid fruit expansion and when it rains near harvest.

Published in Cracking

Orchard-Rite, the industry leader in crop frost protection offers two and three-blade model frost fans.

Published in Frost

A leading NZ food processing company has become an early adopter of a sludge dewatering technology engineered to cost-efficiently reduce the environmental footprint of food and wastewater treatment throughout Australasia.

Published in Packing/packaging

When a frost occurs, the air close to the ground can become increasingly colder eventually causing the moisture within the air to freeze.

Published in Frost