APRICOTS HAVE POTENTIAL TO LIFT EARNINGS FOR PRODUCERS

Researchers aim to turn around our declining apricot industry, with 17 new varieties just released to growers. These varieties have higher sugar levels and yields to provide more reliable cropping and better returns particularly for the dried fruit market. However, the increased sugar levels will also deliver more intensely flavoured fresh apricots, which is hoped […]

Study finds vines need irrigation all year round to produce best results

Watering dormant vines during winter in dry seasons is far more effective at maintaining yields and quality than waiting until spring, a three-year study in South Australia has found. The researchers say the benefits of the winter watering in dry years far outweighed the cost of the additional water and associated expenses, particularly in regions […]