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Front cover photo, Issue 49

 

Rear cover, Issue 49

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.

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