Plant Growing Advice
As we at Economic Cooperative care about our final buyers, relationship and mutual economic benefit of our partners, our aim is to promote and encourage production and processing of fruit as well as raising awareness of our business and living environment.
So therefore in this section, you will find texts and tutorials for plant growth, fruit production, gardening advice, brochures and much more. Feel free to come back as we are constantly searching and building our knowledge base.
Texts and reading material is gathered and licensed from 3rd party organizations that act as official services or programs for development, all with previous approval.
PRUNING AND TRAINING
Training and pruning fruit trees. Techniques and principles.
Pruning and Training Apple Trees - Basic principles for training and pruning apple fruit trees using new techniques and strategies in commercial, modern high density orcharding. (VIDEO)
Pruning Basics - Basic facts on pruning fruit trees and manipulating canopies for maximizing fruit production.
Various Apple Production Systems Comparison - Comparison and training modification guidelines for medium and high density orchards.
Pruning and Training Cherry Fruit Trees - Pruning and training systems used in commercial cherry tree orchards.
Pruning and Training Peach Fruit Trees - Pruning and training systems used in commercial peach tree orchards.
Peach Pruning Guideline - Layout to pruning peach trees and developing a low branch, spreading system for optimum and high quality yield used in commercial peach tree orchards. (VIDEO)
Apple Orchard System Guideline - Blueprint layout for developing an modern high intensive apple orchard system. (VIDEO)
High Density Training Systems - Establishing higher density apple systems. (VIDEO)
TALL SPINDLE APPLE ORCHARD SYSTEM
Presentation on planting and maintaining modern, high density, tall spindle apple orchard systems.
Planing Tall Spindle Apple Orchards - Lecture - Presentation is on how to plant and maintain the tall spindle apple orchard system. (VIDEO)
Planing Tall Spindle Apple Orchards - Field demonstration - Presentation is on how to plant and maintain the tall spindle apple orchard system. (VIDEO)
Tying down and pruning young trees - Maintaining tall spindle apple orchard system by tying and pruning branches. (VIDEO)
Selecting and preparing a site for orchard. Steps for establishing a plantation.
Orchard Bio-renovations - Preparation of the site before establishing a high density orchard. (VIDEO)
Establishing High Density Orchards, Site Selection, Preparation - Planning and site preparation.
Preventing Nematode Problems in Deciduous Fruit Trees - Nematodes are economically important pathogens on fruit crops.
Orchard Replant - Factors in orchard replant success
Guide to fruit trees rootstocks. Fruit tree rootstocks facts, details, descriptions.
Apple Rootstocks - Apple rootstock descriptions.
ORCHARD NUTRIENT AND WATER RELATIONS
Nutrition of fruit trees. Water management in orchards.
Soil Health and Physical Properties - Organic matter, aggregate stability, water infiltration and compaction of soil. (VIDEO)
Plant Nutrition - Estimating nutritional requirements of fruit trees.
Calcium Rate Calculator - Determining Optimum Rate of Calcium Topdressing to Minimize Bitter Pit.
Calcium Rate Calculator - Determining Optimum Rate of Calcium Topdressing for Individual Products.
Calcium Deficiency and Related Apple Fruit Disorders - Tips on prevention of calcium deficiency physiological disorders in apples.
Organic Nutrient Sources Use - Interpreting soil tests and using organic nutrient sources.
Working Efficiently in the Apple Orchard - The Benefits of Simple Rules and Machines for Fruit Growing.
Saving energy in fruit production.
Saving Energy in Fruit Tree Production - Top tips on saving energy in orchards.
Fuel Consumption Calculator - Spreadsheet for fuel consumption in orchards.
Critical Temperatures for Various Fruits - Critical Temperatures for Frost Damage on Fruit Trees.
Frost Protection With Wind Machines - Using wind to protect from frosting.
GROWTH REGULATORS IN APPLE AND PEAR PRODUCTION
Modifying tree growth, controlling excess yield, improving yield quality, controlling fruit maturity and preventing preharvest drop.
Factors for Plant Growth Regulator Performance - fruiting capacity, fruit quality, fruit drop.
Modifying Tree Growth - Advice on suppressing shoot growth, increasing branching, and increasing return bloom.
Pre-harvest Drop Control in Apple Orchards - Sprays for Apple Pre-harvest Drop Control.
Facts on pollination and pollination methods.
Orchard Pollination - Few facts on pollination in orchards.
Honey Bees for Pollinating Orchards - Recommendations and information on using honey bees for pollinating orchards.
Floor and row management in orchards. Weed control.
Orchard Row and Floor Management - Managing orchard floor, area between the tree rows and are underneath the fruit trees.
Weed Monitoring and Weed Control - Weed identification, weed monitoring and factors on weed control.
Use of Herbicides and Preventing Failures - Tips on correct using of herbicides and preventing factors of herbicide failure.
Fruit harvest guidelines.
Effective Apple Picking Guide - Best practices for optimum apple quality harvest. (VIDEO)
Determining Apple Fruit Maturity - fruiting capacity, fruit quality, fruit drop.
Pear Maturity Points - Estimating optimal harvest time for pears.
GUIDES & BROCHURES
Brochures are taken from http://www.fb.org.rs/ with previous consent of Fruits & Berries Danish program for development of fruits sector in the South of Serbia
All content is taken with previous consent of:
- Oregon State University, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, http://extension.psu.edu/
- North Carolina State University, N.C. Cooperative Extension, https://www.ces.ncsu.edu/
- Blue Ridge Community College, BRCC TV
- Fruits & Berries Danish program for development of fruits sector in the South of Serbia, http://www.fb.org.rs/