Crop/Growth management

80 years of research in the Goulburn Valley

Research on fruit trees began at Tatura 80 years ago. In this article we look at the early years, 1937 to 1957.

Rain and the cherry season

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The Australian cherry season was on track to be one of the biggest ever harvested, until Cyclone Owen spun some rain cells around the country.

Why apples need both spur & shoot leaves to grow (part 4)

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Shoots and shoot leaves: Spur leaves are not the only leaves apples need for growth.

Potential record cherry crop this season

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According to indicators from growing regions around the country, this year's cherry crop shows great potential.

Why apples need both spur & shoot leaves to grow (part 3)

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Spur leaves are very important for fruit set and early fruit development.

Cherry flowering & tree training

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At the Victorian Cherry Association (VCA) annual meeting in Tatura earlier this month, the guest speaker, Dr Bénédicte Wenden, discussed Cherry flowering—from Europe to your block.

Why apples need both spur & shoot leaves to grow (part 2)

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Bourse shoots can grow to about 25 mm or more. Sometimes the bourse bud may form another small whorl of leaves ending into another bourse bud, which is a resting bud and will not flower the following season.

UK's flowering cherries

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During a recent tour of the UK a discovery unfolded of very large and very old flowering cherry trees in many public and private gardens.

Why apples need both spur and shoot leaves to grow

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One way to maximize the productivity of your apple trees is to understand the roles of spur and shoot leaves in flower bud formation and fruit development, and incorporate these roles into your management practices.

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