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

Understanding soil organic matter

By |March 25th, 2015|

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

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