Production research

Stonefruit production research

Online virtual orchard tour

A look around the orchard

360 degree virtual tours of the Stonefruit research orchard at Agriculture Victoria (Tatura). These tours will showcase how fruit development will progress over the 2018/19 season.

September 2018 - Flowering on tree structures in the canopy-cropload experiments.

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Research focused on Production, Harvest, Post-harvest & Markets

Agriculture Victoria, with the support of the summerfruit industry and Horticulture Innovation Australia, is investigating future production systems to increase productivity and grower returns through improved eating quality and consumer satisfaction.

Orchard management

Stonefruit orchard management

Some orchard management techniques from the Stonefruit research orchard at Tatura.

Online virtual orchard tour

A look around the orchard

360 degree virtual tour of the Stonefruit demonstration plot: Peach and Nectarine canopies for mechanical pruning and mechanical harvesting

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Harvest / Post harvest

Harvest & post-harvest research

See the latest non-destructive technologies to optimise fruit maturity at harvest - from the Research Orchard at Tatura.

Understand how fruit maturity affects storage and impacts fruit composition and quality - from post-harvest research at Agribiosciences, Bundoora.

Impacts of Methyl bromide fumigation treatment on fruit for export - from post-harvest research at Tatura.

The research project, SF15001 Comparing Stonefruit ripening, quality and volatile composition, was funded by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources with co-investment from Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited using the Summerfruit levy and funds from the Australian Government.

Market research

Stonefruit export market research

Consumer preference research for stonefruit (summerfruits) was conducted in China and Indonesia to help growers determine the best varieties to meet each market’s requirements.

Full copies of the consumer preference research reports are available to levy payers and members of Summerfruit Australia

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Researchers & events

Scientists and grower meetings

Meet the scientists involved in stronefruit research.

See the events that growers and industry members can attend (includes information from past events).

Stonefruit grower events

Stonefruit Research Roadshows highlighting research from the Stonefruit research orchard in Tatura and research from Agribiosciences, Bundoora.

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