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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.

Site selection

Advice on the best varieties and tree types for each site taking into account the soil type, height and aspect, and previous cropping.

Orchard design

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.

Tree management

Advice on pruning, tree training, use of growth regulators etc. to maintain optimum cropping of quality fruit.

Crop management

To ensure the correct crop load is carried each year we provide advice on improving flower quality and fruit set, and if necessary thinning.

Crop protection

Regular independent and detailed advice on all aspects of crop protection specific to each orchard.

Crop Nutrition

Comprehensive advice based on regular soil, leaf and fruit analysis.