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Cherry soil health, how does this affect fruit quality?

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Bound, SA, Cherry soil health, how does this affect fruit quality?, Australian Cherries, Cherry Growers Australia Inc, 262 Argyle Street Hobart Tasmania 7000 Australia, 1, 22, pp. 1-2. (2016) [Magazine Article]


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Abstract

The HIA funded project 'Improving fruit quality and consistency in cherries through maximised nutrient availability' or as we call it for short, Cherry Soll Health Project has the long term goal of improving soil health and ultimately fruit quality through an alternative nutrient management regime.

Soil health has different meanings to different people and situations. Most define soil health as being fit for a purpose, in this case cherry production, whilst sustaining soil biodiversity and the soil ecosystem. At the same time a healthy soil maintains or enhances water and air quality. It's a complex system that is complex to measure. What we can do is measure how different management practices affect indicators of soil health and how these impact on longer term tree productivity and fruit quality. Trial sites are commercial cherry orchards in the Derwent Valley and Huon Valley and include the cultivars 'Sweetheart', 'Staccato' and 'Lapins'.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:nutrient availability, soil biodiversity
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Horticultural Production
Research Field:Horticultural Crop Growth and Development
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Horticultural Crops
Objective Field:Stone Fruit
Author:Bound, SA (Dr Sally Bound)
ID Code:117087
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2017-05-30
Last Modified:2017-05-30
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