Crop/Growth management

Control bud-break & flowering with Waiken®

Depending on when Waiken is applied, it can be used to bring forward, or to delay bud-break.
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New orchard manual: 'Understand fruit trees' provides foundation to make informed management decisions

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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80 years of research in the Goulburn Valley (part 6)

In the 1970s, the industry was facing a difficult time with increasing costs, returns for fruit rising slowly, and uncertain markets.

Cherry growers should plan for drier conditions

The outlook for this winter and spring is that it will be 60–70% drier than average.
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Waiken® for greater control of bud-break & flowering

Application of Waiken gives apple and cherry growers greater control over bud break, flowering and time of maturity.
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Parka supplements a plant's cuticle

Parka is specifically developed as a phospholipid based, hydrophobic, permeable, and elastic coating that mimics and supplements the plants natural cuticle.
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80 years of research in the Goulburn Valley (part 5)

Research on fruit trees began at Tatura 80 years ago. In this article we look at the 'Golden Era', 1973 to 1983—a decade of achievements.

Cherry: pruning and chill hours

Indications are that most cherry growing regions produced a good crop this season.
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80 years of research in the Goulburn Valley (part 4)

By 1946 the peach and pear trees at the Station were well established and were full-bearing.

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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