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In Brief Global – Issue No. 398

In this issue of In Brief Global, we look the 2019 season outlook, crops and irrigation in Hawke's Bay, and an alternative to notching buds. 

In Brief Global – Issue No. 397

In this issue of In Brief Global, we look at Gold3 thinning and driving DM, we give an irrigation and soil moisture update, and look into powdery mildew.

In Brief Global – Issue No. 411

In this edition of AgFirst's Horticulture InBrief Global, we look at 'getting the numbers right', maximising pollination of apples, and summarise our thoughts on AgFirst's recent conference as well as the Hort NZ Conference 2019. 

In Brief Global – Issue No. 410

In this issue of AgFirst's Horticulture update, we look at formal training systems & promoting buds to break along the leader. We also look at pruning, efficient use of nitrogen fertiliser and droughts in orchards. 

Nutrition in Young Tree Growth

Nothing will hold a young tree back more than lack of water and lack of nutrients, as Dean Rainham explains. 

In Brief Global – Issue No. 396

In this issue of the Hawke's Bay and Nelson Horticulture update, we feature young tree nutritional management, an update on AIMS, predicting harvest date and NZ crop estimation. 

In Brief Global – Issue No. 395

In this issue of the Hawke's Bay and Nelson Horticulture update, we look at setting up your crop for harvest, kiwifruit girdling, Indian grower visits, large fruit size concerns with apples and hail.

Leaf Testing Saves a Gold3 Crop

The importance of a leaf test was driven home when AgFirst's Dean Rainham was called to advise on a very sick G3 block. The leaves were cupped downward, small, shoot growth stunted, very chlorotic, white at the margins.

In Brief Global – Issue No. 394

In this issue of the Hawke's Bay and Nelson Horticulture update, we look at evapotranspiration and an example of how leaf testing saved a Gold3 crop. We look into stem clippers, planning for perfection and challenges with budburst in hybrid pears.

Inbrief Global – Issue No. 393

In this issue of the Hawke's Bay and Nelson Horticulture update, we celebrate Yvette completing Phase 3 of the NZ Horticulture Leadership course. We also look at secondary thinning record keeping, the disinfection of orchard tools, how Hawke's Bay is doing after spring frosts, the role of potassium in grapes and tips on ensuring your block targets are set up accurately in OrchardNet.