Lexie McClymont

About Lexie McClymont

Research Scientist - Horticulture
Agriculture Victoria Research Division
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources
03 5833 5260
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Planting systems for blush pears

Agriculture Victoria shares the results of their experiment within the Profitable Pears project to help identify the best rootstock, planting density and training system for blush pears.   Replanting or establishing new orchard blocks is a costly exercise. Decisions regarding cultivar, rootstock, training system and planting density have implications for not just potential profits but also [...]

By |September 3rd, 2018|Orchard design and density, Pears, PIPS, Varieties and rootstock|

Nitrogen management in red-blushed pears

By Ian Goodwin, Lexie McClymont, Eileen Perry, David Cornwall and Steve Green Research has commenced at the Horticulture Centre of Excellence on nitrogen management in red-blushed pears. To obtain optimal yield and fruit quality, nitrogen must be managed to meet the crop’s requirement based on the available nitrogen in the root zone and tree demand. Current nitrogen [...]

By |April 9th, 2016|PIPS, Soils, nutrition and irrigation|

Rootstocks for red-blushed pears

Lexie McClymont, Ian Goodwin, David Cornwall, Dave Haberfield, Wendy Sessions and Susanna Turpin The ANP-0131 pear variety that will be marketed as Deliza® is one of the promising new red-blushed pears bred by Victorian Government researchers in Tatura. The team at the Horticulture Centre of Excellence share an update on the ‘Profitable Pear Systems’ project [...]

By |December 14th, 2015|Varieties and rootstock|

Fruit surface temperature and sunburn damage of red-blushed pears

By Lexie McClymont, Ian Goodwin, Rebecca Darbyshire and Susanna Turpin As we head into summer, the pear team from the Horticulture Centre of Excellence share their latest research on sun and temperature damage in red-blushed pears. Pear fruit are subject to sun damage from high fruit surface temperature. The potential losses of new fresh market [...]

By |November 5th, 2015|Netting, hail and sunburn|