Apple Central Leader

Apple Central Leader

$33.00

List of topics in this manual:

  • Row spacings & tree heights
  • Tree spacing and densities
  • Which rootstock - Dwarfing, semi-vigorous, vigorous?
  • Nursery trees - the ideal tree
  • NEW Scion rooting of apples
  • Tree growth habit
  • Different pruning cuts
    • Heading cut - spring vs winter
    • Thinning cut
    • Delay heading
    • Bench cut
    • Clean cut
    • December cut
    • Ring cut
  • After planting
  • When buds move in spring
  • When you can not plant feathered trees
  • Manage trees in the first season
    • feathered trees
    • Rods/whips
  • Second year
    • tree growth and management
  • Third year
    • prepare for ongoing productivity
  • Fourth year - trees should have filled their alloted space
  • Renewal pruning
  • Summer pruning for skin colour
  • How to minimise sunburnt fruit
  • NEW Hail net
    • benefits
    • crop load
    • bee activity
    • types
    • colour
  • What causes biennial bearing
  • Root pruning
  • NEW Crown Gall
  • NEW What are burr knots
  • Calcium in the soil, tree and fruit
  • What is watercore?
  • Tree nutrition
  • A guide to replace the nutrient losses from harvested fruit
  • Nitrogen applications
  • NEW How useful is a soil test
  • Soil organic matter
    • why is it important
    • supply of nutrients
  • NEW Use winter weeds to improve your soil
  • NEW Weed mulch + gypsum
  • NEW Six steps to prepare soil before planting
  • Winter chill for breaking dormancy - chilling requirement
  • Balancing growth and cropping
$33.00

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