Story: Shelter on farms

Sheltering kiwifruit orchards

Sheltering kiwifruit orchards

Providing shelter is a necessary part of kiwifruit management. Orchards are often completely surrounded by shelter that is at least twice as tall as the vines. This reduces soil moisture loss, improves conditions for flower pollination by bees, reduces buffeting of fruit by wind, and minimises chemical spray drift.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Shelter on farms - Benefits of shelter', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008