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Soil moisture management field day: Whangarei, 30 November 2023
November 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFREE
NZ Avocado invites you to join us for a field day on Thursday 30 November 2023 from 10.00am – 12.00pm at Kelvin and Alison Gausel’s orchard, 482 Mangakahia Road, Whangarei.
Kelvin has had a keen interest in soil moisture monitoring on their property and has put his electrical engineering expertise to good use to start to understand soil moisture dynamics on their orchard. As we head into a potentially dry summer the value of soil moisture monitoring will be discussed along with some of the commercial options out there.
Field day topics will include
- Soil moisture management and value of management options.
- The financial benefit of crop load management to improve consistency of production and fruit size.
- Discussion on the benefit of tree height reduction.
- Influence of soil moisture on fruit size with importance of early fruit development.
- Attending growers will be encouraged to share their own experiences of crop load management and beneficial spring orchard management practices.