Crop/Growth management

Learn from US record cherry harvest

Sweet cherry sales data from the USA show they've had a record harvest.
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Make bees forage further for longer

  Honeybees typically prefer to forage relatively close to their hives, and selectively target flowers that offer the most plentiful stores of pollen and nectar.

Waiken®—the ultimate dormancy management tool

For ideal dormancy management in apple and cherry crops, Waiken® puts you back in control.
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Budbreaker— a unique alternative dormancy breaker

The use of Cyanamide (for example Dormex) to promote and even-out bud burst is well accepted across horticultural crops.
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Reflecting heat in winter may boost chill hours

InSense is running a research trial aimed at helping fruit growers boost crop yields by increasing chill accumulation in trees.
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Time to cast a critical eye over cherry trees

It's time to inspect your cherry orchard and to look at trees with a diagnostic eye.
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Options for small cherry growers

This month the subject of the future for small cherry growers continues.
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Future of small cherry orchards

The proliferation of farmers' markets across Australia and the push by consumers to know where their food, fruit and vegetables come from, creates an opportunity for those willing to pursue that end.
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Aussie growers' international influence

A couple of years ago I was contacted by a cherry grower in Uzbekistan asking for the contact details of a local retired fruit production consultant and regular contributor to Tree Fruit magazine.
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Post season orchard clean up

Although this cherry harvest is continuing in the later harvest regions of the country, and following a season that had a plethora of weather and climate events affect the health of cherry trees in the orchard, the time is right to consider what needs to take place post season.
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Cherry varieties from Olea Nurseries this winter

All cherry varieties from Olea Nurseries are grown on Mazzard F12 except those indicated on Krymsk™5* — which is 90% size of F12, resistant to wet soils and with high yields.
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Q. Why is it time to look toward next year’s cherry season?

A. There might not be a lot of joy in continuing to analyze the reasons behind the drastic reduction in the cherry crop across many growing regions in comparison with an average crop.
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