Young tree development

Trees take off on pre-planting treatment

A decision to treat his soil with chloropicrin prior to replanting to prevent apple replant disease (ARD) is amply rewarding Kirup grower Rob Tassone with vigorous, healthy trees off to a flying start. Young trees planted into soil treated with chloropicrin are well over Rob Tassone’s head six months after planting. ARD can [...]

Beneficial bacteria and chloropicrin vie for honours

Chloropicrin was the standout performer in the first year of a Future Orchards trial of pre-plant treatments of old apple ground in Manjimup, WA. Pomewest project manager and Future Orchards front line advisor for Western Australia Susie Murphy White revisits the trial to see how trees performed in the second year.   A Future Orchards® [...]

WA grower John Hearman finalist in national awards

John Hearman in the nursery An innovative approach to producing fast-establishing nursery trees has put WA orchardist John Hearman in the running for this year’s prestigious annual industry awards. John, a second-generation grower and fourth-generation farmer from Donnybrook, WA, has been shortlisted for both APAL’s Rising Star, and Hort Connections Young Grower of [...]

US growers share experience at IFTA

Contents of this article were sourced from GrowingProduce.com, the aggregate site of American/Western Fruit Grower, American Vegetable Grower, and Florida Grower magazines. Find the original articles by Christina Herrick here and here. Roger Bannister's multileader trees planted in 2015 are seen here at Excelsior Farms. (Photo: Christina Herrick) The International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) held its [...]

Future Orchards trial report: Leaf defoliation demonstration

Download the final report for the Future Orchards® trial: Leaf defoliation in low chilling environments. Region: Manjimup, WA Contact: Susie Murphy White  

Future Orchards trial update: Leaf defoliation demonstration

Download the June report for the Future Orchards® trial: Leaf defoliation demonstration. Region: Manjimup, WA Contact: Susie Murphy White  

Future Orchards trial report: Managing crop load, young Envy

Download the final report for the Future Orchards® trial: Managing crop load on young Envy plantings. Region: Tasmania Contact: Sophie Folder (Pear consulting), Nigel Bartels (Serve-Ag) and Ryan Hankin (Hansen Orchards)  

Future Orchards trial report: Max growth in pedestrian orchards

Download the final report for the Future Orchards® trial: Maximising growth in young pedestrian orchards. Region: Tasmania Contact: Sophie Folder (Pear consulting)  and Justin Miller (Millers Orchards)  

Future Orchards trial update: Lenswood young tree growth trial

Download the final report for the Future Orchards® trial: Lenswood young tree growth trial. Region: Lenswood, South Australia Contact: Paul James  

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Orchard trials shape future management strategies

Over the last two seasons over twenty five trials have been carried out in association with the Future Orchards® program. Each trial has been designed and implemented collectively by growers, front line advisors and consultants with the aim of finding practical solutions to common challenges and constraints that limit orchard productivity. Authors: Richard Pentreath [...]