Future is cherry ripe for very happy family orchard

Kyabram orchardists Anthony Rullo and Alexandra Milosevich see embracing innovative water saving technologies as the key to their future after establishing a 5ha cherry orchard on a property just outside of Kyabram in July 2022.

Does orchard soil health affect fruit quality?

With increasing awareness of the environmental impacts of synthetic fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides, there is a growing understanding that an ecologically balanced soil system is essential for maintaining healthy crops.

Biological boosts cherry yield and storage

A biological approach for reducing cracking in cherries and improving storage is proving useful to cherry growers.

Impact of irradiation on export cherry quality

A ‘snapshot’ of the eating quality of Australian cherries shows them to be firmer, sweeter and tastier than those from other competing export countries.

Superior finish starts with Premio

Australia is renowned for its high-value fresh produce, which is driving an ever-booming export market.

Joe’s ReTain punt pays off in higher fruit set

Joe Ceravolo gave the following advice to other cherry growers who may be considering ReTain but were still undecided: "I would say that if they have any varieties that are poor at setting fruit or where they are susceptible to short flowering periods, they would be mad not to give it a go.”

The cherry export process explained

The Australian cherry industry has been growing over the last few years, and it is expected that the growth will continue for the foreseeable future.

Australia’s cherry sector in growth phase

Australia’s cherry sector is in an expansion phase, with growing consumer appetite for the fruit locally and in export markets.

CGA ‘AusCherrySure’ MRL app released

Cherry growers who export, must comply with a different set of maximum residue levels (MRLs) for each country.

Drapeau-Lehner 2D wall system advantages

An older tree architecture system is finding favour again with growers.

Mapping cherry fruitlets to assist thinning

Camera mapping system a more efficient way to assess fruit load.

Retractable rain and hail shelters save crops

Rain shelters aid cherry quality and production.

Premio for premium cherries

Premio improved fruit set percentages, fruit quality and reduced cracked fruit.

SMS recruiting function now part of AgPick app

SMS system allows growers to recruit and communicate with pickers directly ahead of Australian cherry season.

Mobile cherry sizing app delivers early size data

New mobile cherry sizing app.