August 27, 2013
This season’s edition of the ever-popular Orchard Plant Protection Guide is now available free-of-charge to NSW deciduous fruit orchardists.
“The 2013-14 Guide, published by NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), provides 157 pages of detailed information on all aspects of protecting your orchard from pests and diseases,” Kevin Dodds, DPI Development Officer (Temperate Fruits) said.
“Crops covered in detail include peaches and nectarines, apricots, cherries, plums, prunes, apples and pears,” he said.
“As well as having the most up-to-date registered crop protection options, the new edition includes a feature article on the management of Queensland fruit fly in the deciduous fruit orchard without fenthion by DPI researcher Dr Andrew Jessup.
“The article is very timely and contains useful information on the pest, its lifecycle and a range of control methods such as exclusion, trapping, baiting and cover spraying.”
Mr Dodds said this 23rd edition of the guide also contains articles on the development stages for stone fruit blossoms and good management to control common diseases, pests and disorders in your orchard.
“There is also advice on nutrient sprays for deciduous fruits, weed management and avoiding resistance to pesticides,” he said.
The guide is free to all NSW deciduous fruit growers and is available for orchardists to collect from their nearest NSW DPI and Catchment Management Authority offices in growing areas.
Copies of the guide may also be obtained by contacting the DPI Bookstore on 1800 028 374 FREE. The Orchard Plant Protection Guide is also available online.