University of Illinois Extension

Archives for January 2011

January 27, 2011
Richard Hentschel, Extension Specialist, Green Industry Programming

Fruit trees require lots of sun for good fruit production. They need to be planted where they have good soil and air drainage to prevent root rot and late spring blossom damage from cold air.

 
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January 20, 2011
Richard Hentschel, Extension Specialist, Green Industry Programming

Proper pruning means early fruit production on a fruit tree that has properly spaced scaffold branches. Properly placed scaffold branches make it easier to inspect, prune and harvest fruits.

 
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January 3, 2011
Richard Hentschel, Extension Specialist, Green Industry Programming

Dicussion of the benefits of using dwarf or double dwarf fruit trees in the home orchard. They are easier to manage in all repects -- pruning, fruit thinning, and application of sprays.

 
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