[NAFEX] clay soil

Shambeda shambeda at epix.net
Fri Sep 1 17:28:26 EDT 2006


I agree with Chris
My red clay soil in York county seems to stunt the M7- they just do not get
any significant roots. M-111 works much better
Steve in Etters, York county, PA

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Sent: Saturday, September 02, 2006 9:40 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] Ernesto


> Hello all:
>      Woke up this morning after a fitful night of  sleep/listening to
winds
> and found orchard askew.  Pristine (with no  apples) on CG-10 broke  2"
diam.
> treated support stake at ground level  and tree snapped off at graft-seems
like
> CG-10 rootstock grafts are a little  brittle; several semi dwarf on M7
blew
> over in clay-rich soil that turns to muck  with winds and rain (one tree
staked
> after Isabel went over for 2d time)-will  try to pull them up and stake or
> restake them; also several dwarf apple trees  full of fruit snapped 2"
support
> stakes and went down but they appear  not to have snapped any roots.
Trees
> with 3" support stakes (all support  stakes from Adams County nursery)
seemed to
> weather storm OK.  Lost no  peach trees but fruit all over ground.
>      Clay rich soil turns to muck and with wind from  east-northeast
rocking
> trees back and forth they finally go over.  Also  seems like M7 trees in
> clay-rich soild do require staking!
> Chris Patterson SE Pa. near Lancaster
>


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