Online resource helps apple growers with orchard issues

04/12/2013 02:40:00 PM
Vicky Boyd

Apple growers continue to move toward narrower row and tree spacings and smaller-stature trees to help promote earlier production.

But with the move toward higher density plantings also come challenges.

Michigan State University Extension horticulturist Ron Perry and colleagues have produced a series of online videos to provide guidance to topics, such as tall spindle apples and vertical axe apples, according to a news release.

These two systems currently dominate the apple growing landscape, at least in Michigan.

Some of the videos show real-life mistakes made in orchards and how you can avoid those.

Their website also has articles on a wide array of subjects dealing with planting and orchard establishment.

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