Apple fruit thinning benefits too great to ignore

Some apple growers can get nervous about using chemical fruit thinners. However, Sam Boyce, operations manager at a Goulburn Valley orchard, says the savings in manual thinning and early market sales benefits are simply too great to ignore.

Macadamia Grower guide has the answers

Good management of nutrition and soil health in macadamia orchards is crucial for sustaining productive capacity and increasing fertility over time.

Should I replace or renew my old frost fan?

Australian Frost Fans is the sister business to New Zealand Frost Fans, which manufactures the well-known FrostBoss range of frost fans. The FrostBoss C49 (4-blade machine) is the best-selling machine in Australia and New Zealand.

Enhancing flowering and flower retention

In the world of mango cultivation, optimising flower development and retention is crucial for ensuring successful fruit production and maximising yields.

Varroa mite found near Kempsey and Coffs

NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) tracing has uncovered a new Varroa mite infestation in beehives north of the existing Nana Glen purple zone, at Barcoogere in the Coffs Harbour region.

How good are you at killing insects?

Are you getting the best out of your spray equipment? You get better at doing things only if you want to improve, and that usually means trying new things and tweaking your methods,

Naturalure: effective, easy fruit fly control

Naturalure Fruit Fly Bait Concentrate from Corteva Agriscience, has emerged as a leading option in the fight against fruit fly in orchards and vine crops throughout the country.

Fruit fly symposium views a bold fruit fly future

Australia’s fruit fly system is complex, involving many different stakeholders working together to manage fruit fly risks for horticulture industries.

Innovation rachets up mango eating experience!

Manbulloo’s ‘Project Flavour’ has launched the tantalising treasures of the Australian National Mango Breeding Program – three new and amazing mango varieties.

PR campaign highlights macadamia’s Aussie roots

Not many people know that the macadamia nut originated in Australia eons ago. It's a little-known fact even among Australian consumers.

Tropical fruits in line for genetic boost

Murdoch University scientists will establish an advanced genomics platform to help producers overcome industry challenges and improve the performance and value of popular fruit crops.

A systems approach to managing nutrients

The Clean Coastal Catchments (CCC) Research team from the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has taken a 'systems' approach to identifying key knowledge gaps in the science of macadamia nutrient management.

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.