Selecting and preparing the site and soil, irrigation, rootstocks and varieties, planting, pruning and thinning fruit, pest management, and maintenance schedule.
Planting a new fruit tree? Dig a big hole, wait to apply fertilizer and keep an eye on pests. Here are more quick tips for taking care of your transplanted tree.
Homeowners often consider pest management the most difficult part of raising fruit. Most people either lack the knowledge to identify and control insect pests and diseases, or they dread having to spray chemicals to protect their crops. However, sustainable gardening involves minimal inputs of water, fertilizer, pesticides and labor. Raising fruit crops with fewer inputs is possible when your knowledge level of subject material is high.
Weeds are always a difficult problem in blueberry production! They start to show up shortly after transplanting, and tend to become more problematic as time goes on. There are, however, strategies that help to control weeds in blueberry. This article will discuss some thoughts about weed control in blueberry, and some of the strengths, and weaknesses, of currently registered herbicides.