[NAFEX] mowing orchards

Lisa D. Ishimuro lishimuro at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 22 08:57:16 EDT 2008


Could we get more of a discussion on mowing of orchards? I would like to know how other members mow around their trees and what height the lower limbs are?  Do many of you use roundup under the trees?
BTW, my peach trees were absolutely prolific this year, and this was the year I did MINIMAL spraying (one dormant oil in early March and one after petal fall). The reason was that my mother passed away in early April and I had more important things to attend to. I had asked the list if I should start spraying in early summer, and a poster said yes, but I really wasn't able to.   So, now I have the best peach crop ever......they are practically blemish free. I have 4 trees, gave bags and bags away, canned 24 jars, and more to do this weekend.   The apples are another story.  But Stanley plum is loaded too.
 Also the ground hog count is up to 13!!!!!!  I think that is it for now.


Lisa Ishimuro 
Environmental Protection Specialist II 
Bucks County Conservation District 
1456 Ferry Road 
Doylestown, Pa. 18901 
215-345-7577 Ext. 102
lishimuro at yahoo.com
www.bucksccd.org 


      
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