How to Look After a Crabapple Tree

Crabapple trees are extremely popular decorative trees. In addition, these trees are relatively easy to look after, making them perfect for those who are new to gardening or simply don’t want a high-maintenance garden. This ornamental tree is also particularly suited to colder climates. If this all sounds appealing to you, then why not plant … Read more

Insects and Apples – 2022 Guide

Each year, insects continue to challenge apple growers in western North Carolina. Marvin Owings, Extension director of the Henderson County Center, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, said county growers deal most with Lepidoptera type insects such as codling moths and oriental fruit moths as well as a different pest called plum curculio. Codling moth Jim … Read more

Pay Attention to Apple Tree Nutritional Needs – 2022 Guide

When establishing a new orchard, growers are usually very diligent in identifying all the components needed for rapid tree establishment, including performing soil tests to determine fertilizer needs. Additionally, the results will indicate whether the pH needs to be adjusted with the goal of attaining pH 6.5. Professor Eric Hanson, from the Horticulture Department at … Read more