Thursday, March 18, 2010

Old and Senile Orchards - Contributing to low productivity in Apple

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

Old and Senile Orchards

The apple is the oldest cultivated fruit in Himachal Pradesh, and many orchards have outlived their economic bearing life. In addition there are many senile and unproductive trees even in the existing orchards, which need replacement. Such old and senile trees also contribute to low productivity of the existing plantations.

The available data also indicate that there are now 2400 ha of apple orchards which have crossed fifty years of the age, thus necessarily need to be replanted during the next ten years.

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