Thursday, March 18, 2010

Canopy Management - Contributing factor to Low Productivity in Apple

This post is in continuation of our earlier post on Inadequate Nutrition - Contributing to Low Productivity in Apple part of our series on Low Productivity in Apple: Contributing factors in Himachal Pradesh

Poor Canopy Management

The adoption of correct techniques for training and pruning of fruit trees is of vital importance for regulating fruit production. Only a few progressive orchardists are strictly following the scientific principles of pruning apples and are obtaining regular yields every year. It has been observed that in most orchards the training of the young trees is not done correctly, which results in an increased juvenile phase. Similarly the practice of spur thinning in the old trees is lacking. Another severely neglected aspect of pruning apples is the absence of summer pruning.

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