Practical Agronomy – Tree Fruit
Advice on Crop Husbandry from planting to storage
All the members of the advisory team have had practical experience of crop production and several of the team have been involved in managing horticultural enterprises. We endeavour to ensure that the advice offered is sound and able to be implemented.
Advice on the best varieties and tree types for each site taking into account the soil type, height and aspect, and previous cropping.
Choosing the most appropriate growing system for the farm.
Planting & crop establishment
Selecting the right tree type, and ensuring that planting is done correctly and at the right time. Advice on care of young trees to maximise the crop in the early years and ensure the orchard becomes profitable as soon as possible.
Advice on pruning, tree training, use of growth regulators etc. to maintain optimum cropping of quality fruit.
To ensure the correct crop load is carried each year we provide advice on improving flower quality and fruit set, and if necessary thinning.
Regular independent and detailed advice on all aspects of crop protection specific to each orchard.
Comprehensive advice based on regular soil, leaf and fruit analysis.