Ronald Vermeulen Visits
Summerfruit NZ is arranging a series of orchard visits by Ronald Vermeulen, a technical horticultural consultant, based in the Netherlands, who has worked in many places around the world. Following the orchard visits, Ronald will present a ‘compare and contrast’ between different stonefruit and cherry growing regions around the world. While the presentation will focus on cherries, the information should be useful for all growers. The field visits will highlight a number of tree styles. At the conclusion of the presentation, there will be some time for socialising.
Ronald last spoke to the New Zealand summerfruit industry in October 2018. A copy of that presentation can be found on the portal under Main menu/All documents and searching ‘Ronald’ in the name column. That presentation covered aspects such as training systems, tree health and nutrition, pollination, varieties, rootstocks and pruning.
Hawkes Bay 16 August
Noon at Roger Brownlie’s, 820 Main Road North in Bay View
1:45pm at Camelot Fresh Fruit, 44 Thompson Road, Twyford
3pm to 5pm Presentation at No.5 Larder and Café, Mangateretere
Refreshments and networking
Marlborough 19 August
1:00pm at Simon Bishell’s Caythorpe Orchard, 487 Middle Renwick Road
2:15pm at Blair McLean’s at Cherrybank, 2154 SH1 Springcreek
3.15pm to 5.15pm Presentation at Fruitfed’s Boardroom, 20 Westwood Ave
Refreshments and networking at Speights Alehouse, 111 Middle Renwick Road
Central Otago 22nd August – agenda TBC