Finding a New Orchard Crop – 2022 Guide

Fruit, particularly tree fruit, is a long-term investment. Farmers need to balance looking ahead to what consumer demand will bring five years down the road with what they are growing and need to sell today. Add to that the disease and pest concerns that typically accompany tree fruit production in many climates, and it’s no … 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

A Buyer’s Intro to Soft Fruits – 2022 Guide

If you have been thinking about getting a fruit tree, your next question is probably what type you should get. Soft fruit trees are some of the most popular variations available for sale in the UK, and with good reason. For one thing, soft fruit trees feature fruits and berries which boast bright, vivid colours. … Read more

Tree Care Tips for Summer 2022

Tree Care Tips for Summer

During the summer, it is important to take care of your plants for various reasons. You need your trees ready for the long hot season and for the unexpected strong winds and summer storms. This care is especially necessary for young trees to prevent them from getting diseases and have them grow strong. You should … Read more