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Where We Came From
What Does “Organic” Mean for Orchardists?
Climate
Soils
Irrigation
Topography
Site History and Neighborhood
Pests and Diseases
Access and Utilities
Labor and the Law
Tree Size
Training Systems
Orchard Layout Design
Sample Orchard Design
Drainage
Staking the Orchard
Setting Your Soil Standards
Mineral Nutrients
Organic Amendments
Microorganisms
Other Soil Amendments
Apple
Pear
Quince
Medlar
Mayhaw
Loquat or Japanese Medlar
Saskatoon
Apricot
Cherry
Peach
Nectarine
Plum
Plums
Purchasing and Handling Your Trees
Planting and Training
First Year Care and Management
Essential Elements
Approved Materials
Applying Fertilizers
History of Orchard Management
Soil Organic Matter
Controlling Weeds
Cover Crops
Managing Fruit Crop Rows
Disease Management Strategies
Pome Fruit Diseases
Stone Fruit Diseases
Root Diseases
Survey of Pests
Pest Management Strategies
Types of Pruning Cuts and Plant Responses to Them
Types of Pruning Cuts and Plant Responses to Them
Where Should You Make Pruning Cuts?
Pruning Tools
Training Trees, Crop by Crop
Types of Thinning
Thinning, Crop by Crop
Harvesting
Selecting Products
Setting Prices and Terms of Sales
Creating an Enterprise Budget
Publicizing Your Enterprise
Packaging and Selling
Developing a Business Plan
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Storey's Guide to Growing Organic Orchard Fruits; Market or Home Production * Site & Crop Selection * Planting, Care & Harvesting * Business Basics

Storey's Guide to Growing Organic Orchard Fruits; Market or Home Production * Site & Crop Selection * Planting, Care & Harvesting * Business Basics

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Danny Barney covers everything you need to know to successfully grow and market organic orchard fruits, from selecting the right site and cultivars to meeting organic standards and acquiring certifications; designing, maintaining, pruning, and harvesting an orchard; getting fruits to market; and managing the business side of farming. This is a straightforward, easy-to-follow blueprint for a thriving orchard and a profitable business.
Danny Barney covers everything you need to know to successfully grow and market organic orchard fruits, from selecting the right site and cultivars to meeting organic standards and acquiring certifications; designing, maintaining, pruning, and harvesting an orchard; getting fruits to market; and managing the business side of farming. This is a straightforward, easy-to-follow blueprint for a thriving orchard and a profitable business.

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Publish date: Mar 22, 2013
Added to Scribd: Mar 12, 2013
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reservedISBN:9781603429054
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