Tree training & trellis

Inspired Ag innovative solutions

The Inspired Ag team have had a busy six months focussed on continually improving their innovative products and services. Responding to labour and specialised contractor shortages, the team are excited to have found solutions to these common horticultural industry problems.
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Tame pear trees early (part 4)

Establish a branchless pear tree with two leaders: Below are nine steps for the first two years to establish a branchless pear tree with two leaders (bi-axis), either as an upright 2D wall or on Open Tatura.
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Apple pruning —trial results (part 2)

The objective of this trial was to observe from planting, the influence of different tree training methods on the performance of young Aztec Fuji trees.
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Tame pear trees early (part 3)

Following are nine steps for the first two years to establish a branchless pear tree with two leaders (bi-axis), either as an upright 2D wall or on Open Tatura.
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Tame pear trees early (part 2)

The framework, or structure of a fruit tree consists of different parts of different ages. This framework is developed in sequential stages.
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Apple pruning—trial results

Hort advisor, Paul James recently presented results from a long-term Future Orchards trial in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia.
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Tame pear trees early

Several articles in this journal by this author have shown that high density pear trees on seedling rootstock, or on their own roots (as softwood cuttings), can match early and high yields of high density apple trees on size-controlling rootstocks—but only when pear trees are tamed early and it is…
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The Tatura Trellis (V trellis) orchard system

This NEW ORCHARD MANUAL describes the evolution, adoption and adaptation of the Tatura Trellis or V trellis system.It lists the range of crops grown on Tatura-type trellises (for example Open Tatura), quotes the experiences from fruit growers all over the world, and gives hints and instructions to maximise efficiency and…
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2D fruiting wall for apricots—creating fruiting units (part 2)

During the first three years, the trees not only developed their permanent structure of twin branchless leaders, they also produced two crops.
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2D fruiting wall for apricots—creating fruiting units

The first part of this article was published in Tree Fruit July, August and September 2020, and dealt with the establishment of a 2D planting of apricots as an upright wall, at a moderate density of 1250 trees per hectare.
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2D fruiting wall for apricots (part 3)

Multi-leader, two-dimensional (2D) fruiting walls are becoming popular with growers as an intensive production system. This article deals with the development of the tree’s structure, and setting it up for a long productive life.

2D fruiting wall for apricots (part 2)

Canopy building: Specific early tree training is critical to get a well-balanced fruiting canopy established quickly.