Bas van den Ende

About Bas van den Ende

Bas van den Ende was a research scientist with the Victorian Department of Agriculture, Australia, for 30 years, specializing in the management and production of fruit trees. He was responsible for the development and commercialization of the Tatura Trellis. In 1989 he moved to the USA where he worked as a technical consultant. He returned to Australia in 1995 to become a consultant.

Van den Ende: What are the problems with branches?

By |April 15th, 2019|

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While there are many issues facing orchardists today, producing fruit of high quality at a reasonable cost remains at the

Van den Ende and Tisdall: Keep phytophthora out of your orchard

By |April 18th, 2018|

This ‘plant destroyer’ fungus thrives in wet soils.

Preparing soil before planting is key to successful root growth

By |December 15th, 2017|

Ground control

Be aware of shortcomings with Malling 9 rootstock

By |August 23rd, 2017|

High summer temperatures and shallow soils can adversely affect canopy development and yield.

Don’t invest in unwanted shoot growth

By |March 23rd, 2017|

With spring approaching in the Northern Hemisphere, a new season for orchardists starts with flowers, new leaves and shoots — and much anxiety.

Why gaps are money losers

By |October 14th, 2016|

The quicker you fill the space on a trellis, the more sunlight is captured in the canopy.

110+ bins of Bartlet pears per acre

By |March 23rd, 2016|

Results from Bartlett pears grown on Tatura trellis in Australia

Manage pears for higher yields

By |September 4th, 2015|

An experiment demonstrates how to increase yields of close-planted Bartlett pear trees by changing tree management, not the rootstock.

Six steps to good orchard site preparation

By |April 20th, 2015|

It’s important to prepare your surface soil the right way before planting.

Good to Know: Maintain good soil structure

By |April 4th, 2015|

Weed mulch plus gypsum keep surface soil soft, permeable, and well-aerated

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