ORCHARD DEVELOPMENT

Unlock the SECRETS IN THE SOIL

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A soil test commonly refers to the analysis of a soil sample to determine nutrient content, composition, and other characteristics such as the acidity or pH level. A soil test can determine fertility, or the expected growth potential of the soil which indicates nutrient deficiencies, potential toxicities from excessive fertility and inhibitions from the presence of non-essential trace minerals. The test is used to mimic the function of roots to assimilate minerals.

Sequence of natuaral layers, or horizons, in a soil

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A soil profile is the sequence of natural layers, or horizons, in a soil. Each soil series consists of soils having major horizons that are similar in color, texture, structure, reaction, consistency, mineral and chemical composition, and arrangement in the soil profile.

Testing of the water

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The determination of the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of the water.

Micro-Irrigation Systems

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Effective irrigation will influence the entire growth process from seedbed preparation, germination, root growth, nutrient utilization, plant growth and regrowth, yield and quality.


Micro-irrigation systems apply water to the treeline of the orchard only, whereas other irrigation methods also wet the traffic-lane between rows. Irrigating only the treeline ensures traffic access to the orchard at all times for such essential operations as spraying and harvesting.

The Beginning of your Orchard

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"A farmer is supposed to be a good steward of the land. You can't destroy the soil or contaminate it, or you can't farm it." 


Site preparation:

  • Break up sod
  • Rip before and after leveling
  • Apply soil amendments
  • Subsoil
  • Irrigate
  • Disc and harrow
  • Fumigate

Watch your crop grow

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KEEP ROOTS DAMP WHILE PLANTING 

PREPARE THE PLANTING HOLE 

PLANT AT THE RIGHT DEPTH