Solution found in systems research: Close planting, tree arrangement, a support structure and an emphasis on tree training, provided those solutions.
Powdery mildew outbreaks are most likely to occur in spring and early summer and again in autumn if new growth occurs. Rust is favoured by warm weather with periods of rain and heavy dews.
Repeated use of the same class of pesticides can cause undesirable changes in the gene pool of a pest, leading to another form of artificial selection—pesticide resistance.
An application of Stoller’s BudFeed Plus is a fantastic way to kickstart tree growth this season.
When you work with fruit trees, questions about them always arise, for example:
What takes place inside the tree once you have planted it?
How and where does the tree get its food and energy from to grow and produce fruit?
Late autumn is the ideal time to apply biological inoculants and stimulants to tree crops to promote the rapid breakdown of leaf litter, crop trash and prunings whilst also reducing the opportunity for disease overwintering.
To get good mite control: Plan your potential spray program around pesticides that have minimal impact on biological control agents.
In the 1970s, the industry was facing a difficult time with increasing costs, returns for fruit rising slowly, and uncertain markets.