Why SkillsVR
Kiwifruit Pruning
Kiwifruit Pruning

Essential kiwifruit pruning training
for winter

Guided by the friendly flying kiwi Kiwiti, the SkillsVR Kiwifruit Pruning training module uses the power of immersive learning to provide novice pruners with basic training in kiwifruit pruning during the winter season.
Fresh kiwi on the tree in the garden. Kiwi Actinidia, Chinese gooseberry

Module highlights

Kiwifruit vine pruning techniques
Principles of correct vine pruning
Safe and proper use of pruning equipment

About this module

Kiwi is a vigorous vine that quickly grows out of control if not grown on a solid supporting structure and pruned regularly. Proper pruning controls the size of the plant and increases the yield, so knowing how to cut a kiwi vine is an essential part of growing kiwi fruit.

Set in a peaceful and idyllic virtual kiwifruit orchard, novice pruners learn how to properly prune kiwifruit vines during the winter season, gaining points along the way.

By the end of the module, the learner will be able to prune kiwifruit vines to a basic level in an orchard, using the right PPE, tools, and techniques to prune and then tie down vines.

Our subject matter expert

Matt Ryan
Innovation Manager
Southern Cross Horticulture (SCH)
Southern Cross Horticulture (SCH) is a family-owned operation that's been planting, growing, and exporting kiwifruit for more than 40 years.

SCH has been at the leading edge of a number of industry firsts and innovations over the years, with a mission to create the world's best kiwifruit orchards. They continuously enhance their team, customers, shareholders, and community, and now have VR training under their belt!

The SkillsVR kiwifruit pruning module aims to quickly and efficiently train new pruning staff to protect their crops and improve yield.

What learners will get out of this module

The different parts of a kiwifruit vine and how pruning techniques can impact its growth.
Prune kiwifruit vines to a basic level in a kiwifruit orchard. They will be able to use the right PPE, tools, and techniques to prune and then tie down vines.
Gain an appreciation for the Kiwifruit industry and its role in the wider economy through gaining skills in winter pruning.

See how we’ve helped others

“The visual of the kiwifruit growing made it way more visual and far less static.”

“Training kiwifruit pruning in VR is much better than just someone talking at you!”

“Seeing the visualization of the good prune producing lots of fruit - that was really valuable.”

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