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Tree Fruit has been in production for over a decade. In that time we have published articles of great interest to growers written by well known researchers, advisers and technicians. Here we present some of them to you.

Complete articles (including any photos, graphs, tables etc. that were published with the original article) are available as a PDF.

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Managing in tough times

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The following list comprises some of the major issues facing growers at this time:

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Make cherry trees branch without cutting

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Cherry trees are naturally vigorous and very upright.
They are not willing to form spurs and lateral shoots on one-year old wood of leaders and scaffold branches, except at the tips of strong leaders where whorls of shoots develop.

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Irrigation and water requirements

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Fresh water has become the most precious and essential input in the fruit industry. This finite resource is decreasing as a result of the drought, but also as increasing demand is being placed upon it by industry and human consumption.
There has never been a greater need for irrigation practices to be managed effectively to avoid the inefficient use of this precious resource.

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Fertigation effectiveness

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Fertigation is the technique of applying soluble fertilisers to crops through sprinklers or trickle irrigation systems.

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Compost-mulch saves water, improves soil

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Dry conditions across Australia and the restrictions applied to irrigation have prompted many growers to consider how best to manage their limited water. One option to consider is mulching.

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Chilling requirement

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One of the impacts predicted for climate change is milder winter temperatures.
Most of our major fruit producing regions are planted with varieties selected to match the temperatures typical for each region. Low chill varieties for regions with mild winters, medium chill and high chill for regions with cold winters.

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