Crop/Growth management

80 years of research in the Goulburn Valley (part 3)

Research on fruit trees began at Tatura 80 years ago. In this article we look at the early years: the war years 1939 to 1945

Climate change and growing cherries

Representatives from selected industries were drawn together recently by the North East Catchment Management Authority in Victoria. The purpose of the gathering was to participate in a funded project that would add to a common view regarding climate change adaptation, and to assist industries reach an informed position to help…
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Reflective film improves fruit colour and crop production

SunUp reflective orchard film is a cost effective fruit management tool.SunUp reflects the sun's UV rays up into the underside and central areas of the tree canopy—directly onto the difficult to colour fruit.
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80 years of research in the Goulburn Valley (part 2)

Research on fruit trees began at Tatura 80 years ago. This time we look at the war years: 1939 to 1945

Cherries: this season and next

There are many unknowns when it comes to determining how world-wide trade may change due to events such as Brexit, US–China relations, Trans Pacific Partnership, the Australian federal election; or how fruit exports from Australia might be affected.
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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

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

Shoots and shoot leaves: Spur leaves are not the only leaves apples need for growth.
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Potential record cherry crop this season

According to indicators from growing regions around the country, this year's cherry crop shows great potential.
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Why apples need both spur & shoot leaves to grow (part 3)

Spur leaves are very important for fruit set and early fruit development.
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Cherry flowering & tree training

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

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.
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