As well as keeping the crop healthy you need to keep your farm healthy. The following are some areas that are important to sustainable banana production:
If top soil is lost to erosion or the nutrients get out of balance, productivity will decline. •Protect soil from erosion with cover crops between the . . . → Read More: Sustainable Banana Production
Quality bunches do not just grow, they have to be managed. Take action to protect the bunch from pests, diseases and the elements – on time, every time.
Cover the bunches as soon as the they are fully formed. Birds, bats, and leaves all scratch the fruit and ruin its appearance early, so put . . . → Read More: Producing And Harvesting Quality Bananas
The Australian banana industry is based on two main varieties – Cavendish and ladyfinger. The Cavendish variety includes varieties commonly referred to as Hybrids, Williams, Mons or Dwarf Cavendish and accounts for over 90% of Australian production, enjoying a loyal following amongst consumers.
The industry often produces more fruit than the markets require and . . . → Read More: Banana Growing Basics
The fruits and juice of all citrus are a local cash crop on all Pacific islands. Lime, lemon, grapefruit, mandarin, and sweet orange have been export crops for a number of Pacific islands.
Spacing for commercial production
Tree spacing for areas with greater soil depth will be wider than for areas with shallow soil . . . → Read More: Commercial Products Produced From Citrus Crops
Citrus can be an excellent option for urban planting. Final tree height is not excessive, and the root systems are not disruptive to permanent structures or other trees. Citrus is sensitive to ozone affects and has some basic requirements for air quality.
Trees thrive in locations with drainage that does not allow water to . . . → Read More: Urban And Community Citrus Forestry
All species are extremely important for their fruit, which is eaten fresh or processed in numerous ways.
An industrial extract of grapefruit seeds and pulp is used to produce a potent topical antibacterial and fungicidal agent.
Fruit juices of all species can be used in beverages. Lemon and sweet orange leaves . . . → Read More: Uses And Products From Citrus Seed Crops