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TreeCropper Issue 49 – March 2007
Front cover: The abundant fruit of the attractive mulberry tree are a favourite of NZTCA president John Dean. Find out more on page 26.
1 open opinion guest editorial – Tom Dinning 2 President’s report 3 South Island Vice-President’s report 4 North Island Vice-President’s report 5 Conference 2007 update 6 Cynthia Lund profile 7 The olive industry in New Zealand 10 NZTCA olive research 11 Olive NZ profile 12 Pickling olives 15 Growing olives in New Zealand 16 Joining an olive co-op 17 Benefits of NZ olive oil 18 Managing your orchard floor with sheep 23 Orchard mowing and spraying equipment 26 Mulberries 18 Japanese Apricot 31 Karaka update 32 Setting up self-sufficiency 34 Our place in the future (eco-food) 36 Sub-tropicals in the Auckland Domain 38 Growing mangoes in New Zealand 40 Book reviews 42 Spreading the word about NZTCA 44 Walnut blight trials 46 Pips and pieces (members’ buy, sell and exchange column) – fig book, hazel advice, flail mower, back blade 47 In brief – new processing factory in Hamilton, NZTCA publications, statistics 48 Membership application and Contacts
Back cover: Top: A mango flower raceme, with a small fruit seemingly setting. Bottom: A mangolette! As at time of printing this fruitlet has held on for five or six weeks – still a long way from success but promising. See article page 38.