Crop/Growth management

80 years of research in the Goulburn Valley (part 9)

With rising costs and growers finding it harder and harder to find skilled workers to do the job, to do it efficiently, and to do it correctly—we believed that mechanisation was a strategy to stay competitive.

SPLAT Bloom® —enhances bee foraging and pollination

It has been well documented that effective pollination is a limiting factor in lifting yields in tree crops. Not only does poor pollination limit fruit set but also fruit size and uniformity is compromised. Because of the dense nature of modern orchards, natural air flow of pollen is much reduced…

80 years of research in the Goulburn Valley (part 8)

Soil structure: Soft stable porous soil was considered very important for high yields in a high-density irrigated orchard.

Chill Calculator: try it

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If you don’t have a weather station in your cherry orchard to track your winter or dormant chill requirement, then try the Chill Calculator. It can track chilling on data from a weather station close to your growing area.

Understand fruit trees: new orchard manual that enriches grower knowledge

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Unfortunately the answers to many questions about why and how fruit trees grow and produce fruit are found in scientific journals. These are not written for orchardists.

80 years of research in the Goulburn Valley (part 7)

Solution found in systems research: Close planting, tree arrangement, a support structure and an emphasis on tree training, provided those solutions.

Avoid these mistakes when planting fruit trees

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Don’t let the roots of your fruit trees dry out between lifting from the nursery and planting.

Control bud-break & flowering with Waiken®

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Depending on when Waiken is applied, it can be used to bring forward, or to delay bud-break.

New orchard manual: 'Understand fruit trees' provides foundation to make informed management decisions

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When you work with fruit trees, questions about them always arise, for example: What takes place inside the tree once you have planted it? How and where does the tree get its food and energy from to grow and produce fruit?

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