The market for organic food products in the Netherlands is growing; however, supply shortages are hampering the grow th of the market. The Republic of South Africa (RSA) has the advantage of being able to produce organic food products during the European winter seas on, as it is located in the southern hemisphere. Sourcing organic products from the RSA could therefore amelio- rate the current shortness of supply.
LEI Wageningen UR
The guide contains the latest recommendations for insecticides, fungicides, nematicides, and herbicides for commercial apple production. The guide is a collaborative effort by Extension specialists and researchers from land grant institutions in the southeastern United States.
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Revised annually, this guide provides spraying schedules for insect and disease pests of apple, pear, cherry, peach and plum trees. You will find safety tips, hints for figuring chemical application rates, and discussions about most pests that attack Missouri fruit trees.
The guide's reference format facilitates locating specific fruit and disease information quickly. Each entry includes chemical material, rate per 100 gallon, rate per acre and comments for each pest/problem.
Midwest Fruit Workers Group
Apple juice and cider experienced rapid market growth in the U.S. during the past few decades, but now a mature market is established. The industry faces economic pressures created by the globalization of the market, and growers and processors across the industry are trying to adapt to new market conditions.
The quality of nursery trees has a large impact on early production and profitability of high density systems. Today, nurserymen are not only asked to produce trees of good caliper but also highly branched trees for the Tall Spindle system with short, well positioned lateral branches with wide crotch angles. This has required nurseries to improve their management to induce lateral branching.
New York Fruit Quarterly