Fruit production: Your action plan against fruit pests

Monitoring is the first step in managing pests and preventing fruit damage. Here’s advice on how this should be done. For fruit farming to be successful, you need to know as soon as a pest appears in your orchards, so that something can be done before it is too late.…

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Fruit production: Basic guidelines for farming with apples

The demand for apples remains high the world over. Here are some basic guidelines to produce this popular fruit. The main wild apple species, whose genetic composition contributes to modern apple cultivars, originated in Central Asia. Marco Polo’s journeys to the East and the establishment of the silk routes led…

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Fruit production: Manage fruit flies

Fruit flies are among the most damaging pests to fruit. Using baits should be an integral part of managing them holistically. Fruit fly baits are often not used, or not used with sufficient attention or urgency. For this reason, the fruit industry has compiled baiting guidelines for farmers and contractors.…

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Fruit production: Why some trees and vines don’t bear fruit

Farmers often find that some of their fruit trees bear poor quality fruit, or do not produce any fruit at all. Instead of removing these trees, farmers should rather determine the reasons for the poor performance. There can be many reasons why fruit trees or vines are not producing optimally.…

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