Netting intercepts solar radiation reducing the amount of energy reaching fruit and hence lowering the risk of sunburn and colour bleaching of fruit.
However, netting also lowers radiation that is needed for photosynthesis and colour development.
How pheromone mating disruption works: In nature, female moths release pheromone perfumes to attract males for mating.
Stoller Australia conducted a timely series of seminars on plant nutrition and plant physiology.
Below is what Rob Jarek from Stoller Enterprises USA had to say about growing a balanced plant with a healthy root system.
Netpro works with clients to provide products that optimise the production of their crops.
Growers use their protective canopy as a tool—just as critically as they do irrigation or fertiliser.
Selecting the correct structure and cloth is imperative to maximise the outcomes being sought.
IPM–focused apple and pear growers, and organic producers will be happy to hear that Grandex Granulosis virus is in reseller fridges as a biological control tool for the management of not just Codling Moth (CM) but also Oriental Fruit Moth (OFM).
Spring and summer storms are fast approaching and it would be well worth your while to have a chat about protecting your crop this year and well into the future with Drape Net.
Australian Frost Fans is the sister business to New Zealand Frost Fans, which manufactures the FrostBoss™ range of frost fans.
The FrostBoss range includes 2, 3, 4 and 5-blade models. With FrostBoss machines you do not have to compromise—machines with more blades are more fuel efficient, quieter and have better coverage. The FrostBoss C49 has consequently become the best-selling frost fan in Australia and New Zealand.
Vigilance Technologies is applying artificial intelligence (AI) to detect and deter birds and flying foxes.
A fundamental dictum in aeronautics states that high aspect ratio blades (long and narrow) are more efficient than low aspect ratio blades (short and wide). Blades manufactured by Orchard-Rite have the highest aspect ratio in the Industry!
We have discussed ants affecting plants negatively one way or another: taking nectar from flowers but failing to fertilise the plant; farming scale-insects and aphids, and defending them from their predators.
Ants, however, also have a mutualistic relationship with plants.