Netting, hail and sunburn

Netting the benefits of a changing climate

Blog author: Susie Murphy White Development Officer, DAFWA 08 9777 0151 Learn about the different netting options and irrigation regimes that can combat heat stress and improve water efficiency, as shared with growers at Mauri and Ann Lyster’s property as part of an orchard walk in Manjimup, WA. The orchard walk featured [...]

By |May 7th, 2014|Climate change, Netting, hail and sunburn|

Apples and pears get sunburnt too

Only premium quality apples make the top grades with any sun or heat damaged fruit removed. Searing temperatures across South East Australia last week hit many apple and pear growing regions, but good management from growers and quality assurance practices will help ensure consumers still get high quality fruit this season. “Despite the [...]

By |January 20th, 2014|Netting, hail and sunburn|