Journal article

New Red-blushed Pear to Boost Grower Profitability

Bill Malcolm, K stott, M O'CONNELL, L Goodwin, S Turpin

Australian Farm Business Management Journal | AFBM Network | Published : 2018

Abstract

A discounted net cash flow (NCF) model incorporating Monte Carlo simulation was developed to quantify the net benefits and risks of growing the new red-blushed pear cultivar ‘ANP-0131’ (Deliza®) on a representative orchard block in Victoria’s Goulburn Valley. Results were compared to those for retaining a traditional low-density (343 trees/ha) planting of ‘Packham’s Triumph’. ‘ANP-0131’ was grafted to Quince A rootstock and trained on Open Tatura trellis at densities of 1,481, 2,222 or 4,444 trees/ha; these are three of the training system x rootstocks x tree spacing combinations currently being investigated at Agriculture Victoria’s experimental orchard in Tatura. The trees in the experimen..

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