(i) Assesses the importance of the diseases, insects and weeds (plant pests) that can affect a horticultural industry; (ii) Evaluates the availability and effectiveness of fungicides, insecticides and herbicides (pesticides) to control the plant pests; (iii) Determines any gaps in the pest control strategy and (iv) Identifies suitable new or alternatives pesticides to address the gaps
TIA researcher Cameron Stone is nearing completion of his PhD and has summarised some of his findings in 2 new factsheets.
Cam explains how different protected cropping structures create unique microclimates for cherry production and how this impacts fruit quality. In the second factsheet, Cam compares five different cherry training systems, their ability to intercept light and how this affects fruit yield and quality.
Every year, one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption is lost or wasted (UN Environment Programme). By focusing efforts to minimise loss and by creating new products from waste, significant benefits can be gained including improving global food security, improving return to growers, increasing productivity and economic growth, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and more efficient use of resources required to grow, manufacture and transport food. Join CSIRO and Latrobe for this FREE webinar
Australian Cherries are produced in six states, with New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania being the three largest producers and South Australia the fourth largest producer. These four states have a strong export focus. Read more in our brochure.
Platinum sponsors:Glama Pak and Visy have been a great supporters of the Australian cherry industry for many years and as the industry continues to expand, they will continue to provide customers with the innovative, protective and eye-catching packaging, meeting the needs of both domestic and international markets.
Slideshow photographs: Emma McGlashan, Michelle Walton, Andrea Magiafoglou, Charlotte Brunt,