Bas van den Ende

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

Understanding soil organic matter

By |March 25th, 2015|

Don’t overlook the soil if you want your orchard to thrive.

Growing fruit without branches

By |February 10th, 2015|

The branchless multileader system offers improved efficiency.

Use winter weeds to improve soil

By |December 16th, 2014|

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Winter weeds are a cheap way of improving and adding organic matter to soil. It is costly and difficult to

Calculate target yield

By |April 16th, 2014|

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Many factors contribute to the profitability of an orchard. The two most important factors are marketable yield per hectare and

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