Dry Application Trial Results
You should apply dry pollen with a Kiwi Pollen Duster or Mini Duster to maximise pollination. For best results, use on orchards that are:
- In orchards where male flowering is less than optimum
- In orchards where there are insufficient male vines
- As a general top-up to maximise pollination.
Note: data assumes 225,613 fruit pieces per hectare
|Crop Year 1997/1998||Pollination System++||Average Fruit Weight (g)||Average Tray Count||Trays (per ha)||Yield (per ha metric ton)||Orchard Gate Return (NZ$)|
|Wind pollination -bees excluded||Control||98||34.5||6909||22.1||$3454|
|Wind pollination -bees excluded||Hand pollination||136||26.2||9588||30.7||$6623|
|Wind pollination -bees excluded||PollenAid® system||130||28.2||9165||29.3||$6094|
|Wind pollination -bees excluded||Kiwi Pollen Duster w/ 50:50 pollen mix||117||30.0||8249||26.4||5051|
++The operation of Kiwi Pollen Duster is much faster and less labour intensive than hand-spaying PollenAid®
**Returns per 1000 trays were increased by $1597 by using the Kiwi Pollen Duster and by $2640 following pollination by PollenAid treatment. Data courtesy Charles Phare and Pat Sale, Consultants, New Zealand.