Vietnam fruit exports resume

Summerfruit exports to Vietnam have resumed, albeit after a bit of a false start.

Mobishear tops for pruning equipment

If you need new pruning equipment this season, Mobishear Australia is well worth a look.

Sea freight and storage disorders in stone fruit

With air freight costs expected to remain high for the foreseeable future, a large proportion of Australian stone fruit is likely to be exported via sea freight in upcoming seasons.

Fruiting wall sets up orchard for the future

A multi leader ‘quad stem’ tree with four leaders has been adopted by a Goulburn Valley pome fruit grower as a way of improving fruit quality and consistency now, and also setting up the orchard for the future.

Vayego targets pests but soft on beneficials

Control of codling moth in the southern Queensland apple growing region of Stanthorpe is important for local growers, given how damaging the pest can be.

Plan Bee flies south to Tasmania

Last month a Plan Bee team made up of Nadine Chapman and Erica Mo, University of Sydney; Slavi Nenov, NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI); and Frewioni Baume (contractor for NSW DPI) headed to Tasmania, to meet with various breeders and beekeepers to collect samples and to chat about the potential impact of genetic improvement.

Early pest detection linked to eradication

With a coastline of 60,000 kilometres and almost 30,000 commercial and recreational beekeepers, Australia offers a variety of pathways for exotic pests to enter the country and multiple opportunities for beekeepers to detect them.

No matter the crop, pests are the same

The ‘Know your Pest’ article each issue was aimed at a pest and mentioned the crops usually under attack; this time we start with the crop(s).

Imposter fruit fly!

The article titled: ‘Insights into fruit fly behaviour and control’ which appeared in AUSTRALIAN Tree Crop December/January 2023 included a table on page 25 containing an image labelled: Queensland Fruit Fly (Qfly) Bactrocera tryoni.

Education driving down fruit fly numbers

The area wide management of Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) in Victoria’s Goulburn Murray Valley remains a focal point for the region, with increased education cited as critical in driving down fruit fly numbers and achieving a sustainable management model.

Carbon offset funding for CQ Pongamia project

Last August, California-based Terviva established a 9.5ha Pongamia research and development site in Emerald in Queensland.

Guide to plant sampling on Fertcare site

Getting plant and soil sampling right is fundamental to the development of evidence based nutrient management plans for fertilizer and soil amendments.

Australian Tree Crop Map now featuring truffles!

The Western Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) with support from AgriFutures Australia and Truffle Producers Western Australia Inc have engaged the University of New England’s Applied Agriculture Remote Sensing Centre (AARSC) to map the locations and extent of all truffières across Australia.

Transtak expands its range of bin trailers

Transtak Engineering and Equipment continues to expand and improve the Transtak range of fruit bin trailers and bin handling equipment.

Speciality crops attract special pests

Persimmons are a delicious fruit. The trees are attacked by a pest that doesn’t normally appear to bother other tree crops, says entomologist Dr Ion Stauton.