Cherry orchard management

Cherry orchard management

$22.00

List of topics in this manual

  • Varieties:
    • list
    • description
    • harvest period
  • Rootstocks
  • Bacterial canker
  • Protect cherries from birds
    • Deterrents
    • Netting
  • When it rains - cracking and how to minimise it
  • What makes cherries of high quality
  • Bruising and pitting
  • NEW Why calcium is important for cherry quality
  • NEW Extend shelf life with MAP
  • Pollination and fruit set
    • compatibility
    • honey bees
  • Flower bud development
    • orchard activities for success
  • What causes doubling, spurring and suturing
  • Grow big cherries
    • thin spurs in winter
  • Forcing young cherry trees to make side shoots
    • Cytolin - preparation and application timing
    • bud removal and heading new shoots 
  • Birth and death of a spur
  • Stress young trees to make them productive
    • control shoot growth
  • Cherry nitrogen needs
    • application rates
    • general guide
  • How useful is a soil test?
    • leaf and sap analysis
  • Soil organic matter
    • why is it important
    • what is it
    • amount in the soil
    • supply of nutrients
    • soil stability
  • NEW Crown Gall
    • facts
    • control
  • GA improves fruit firmness and delays fruit maturity
  • Winter chill for breaking dormancy
    • chilling requirement
    • tree response to chilling
$22.00

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