Finding what common soil characteristics define a high-yielding avocado orchard could help increase production by creating a benchmark for growers. Delwyn Dickey reports.
Climate change has been affecting many different regions around the globe for decades and the shift in weather is impacting fruit production.
Irrigation for horticulture has traditionally been used to supplement natural rainfall to ensure adequate growth and productivity from their crops.
The fruit industry has dramatically changed over the last 20 years.
Farm Environment Plans (FEPs) are now recognised in legislation as a way for growers to assess their environmental risks, act where required and demonstrate progress on environmental objectives.
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