Crop/Growth management

Manage soils & water to control tree growth & increase productivity (part 7)

Root restriction provides orchardists with a useful tool for tree growth manipulation.

Link found between fungicides & bee decline (part 2)

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While this article discusses the effects on bumblebees, the same factors are also having an effect on our honey bees, and probably our native bees and pollinators as well.

AgriBLUSH™ fruit quality technology

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As AgriBLUSH™ enters its third season of use in the Victorian apple industry, it is important to review a number of aspects regarding grower expectations and storage observations.

Are smaller cherries related to climate shift?

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The media report (see box) suggests that cherry growers in Tasmania may have issues with climate affecting the size of their fruit.

Manage soils & water to control tree growth & increase productivity (part 6)

  To produce early and high yields of good quality fruit, fruit trees need lots of feeder roots in the surface soil so they can take up plenty of water and nutrients. To enable this, the surface soil should be deep, soft, stable, well-structured, well-drained, fertile, and cool in summer.…

Link found between fungicides & bee decline

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Fungicides are found to be the strongest factor linked to steep bumblebee declines, surprising scientists, and adding to the threats to vital pollinators.

Manage soils & water to control tree growth & increase productivity (part 5)

To produce early and high yields of good quality fruit, fruit trees need lots of feeder roots in the surface soil so they can take up plenty of water and nutrients. To enable this, the surface soil should be deep, soft, stable, well-structured, well-drained, fertile, and cool in summer. Here…

Now mid-way through the cherry season

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Some of the earliest districts have finished their cherry season, others will end closer to Christmas. Some are only just starting.

Manage soils & water to control tree growth & increase productivity (part 4)

  Climate and soils of the Goulburn Valley (continued from last month)

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