Fruit trees, animals, and electric netting

Fruit trees, animals, and electric netting

Animals and fruit trees are a natural partnership – after all, they evolved together, so it makes sense they work well together, as we’ve spoken about in this blog recently. It proved to be such a popular topic that we’re revisiting it this week. One...
5 ways to prevent large animals damaging your fruit trees

5 ways to prevent large animals damaging your fruit trees

We’ve written in this blog how to identify which animals might be causing damage to your fruit trees, but it’s also important to think about strategies for preventing the damage. In the case of big animals, it’s usually a case of protecting the trees...

Netting options for backyard fruit trees

Fruit damage from birds, bats and possums is high on the list of complaints from home fruit growers. This week we look at various netting options, and how they can protect your crop from most of these problems. The birds left us the stems! The cherry trees we planted...

Top 4 tips for getting rid of tiny bugs

The Rutherglen bugs are back—have you seen them on your fruit? Rutherglen bugs covering a nectarine A few years ago we (and everyone else trying to grow fruit on the east coast of Australia) had a plague of these tiny bugs, but we’ve seen very few since then....

The Fruit Fly Story

Mount Alexander Shire Fruit Fly Officer Tracey Watson at the Maldon fruit fly workshop We’re always trying to learn more about fruit tree pests and diseases, and learned a lot of new stuff about Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) at a recent workshop by Andrew Jessup...

It’s about to rain—what should I do?

After a patch of quite hot weather last week (which was been lovely for us and the fruit), the Bureau of Meteorology were predicting BIG dumps of rain the last few days, as well as storms and potential hail, which begs the question, what can you do to prepare for...