Research orchard

Production research overview

Introduction

Moving towards more intensive production systems to improve productivity and reduce costs.

Research questions:

    • How will trees behave when planted closer together?
    • What type of tree shape is needed in more intensive production systems?
    • Will denser plantings be as productive as normally-spaced plantings over time?
Dr Michael Treeby, Agriculture Victoria, Irymple.

Video: Dr Michael Treeby introduces the new nut research project and orchard.

This project (RnD4Profit-15-02-011 ‘Advanced production systems for temperate nut crops’) is supported by Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited, through funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources as part of its Rural R&D for Profit programme and Agriculture Victoria (Victorian Government), the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), the Almond Board of Australia (ABA), and New South Wales Department of Primary Industries.