Ivan Routley, using a pictorial presentation, spoke to the club highlighting the changes to orchards.
Stages are preparing the soil, planting with the assistance of machinery, protection of plantings with milk cartons, erection of trellis, training of plantings on trellis.
New irrigation pumps installed, powered by diesel generator awaiting power connection.
Self propelled platforms instead of ladders.
No longer supply cannery, all fruit now goes to fresh fruit market with higher returns.