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Pruning Labor Cost CalculatorA simple spreadsheet tool to calculate pruning labor cost per acre. For details click here.
2015 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit SchoolPresentations from the 2015 Lake Ontario Fruit Program Winter Fruit School. Click here for more details.
Apple IPM for BeginnersA guide for new apple growers to protect apple orchards from pests, in fact sheet format.
This series of fact sheets [.pdfs] will help you address the major apple pests, but does not guarantee perfect fruit. These fact sheets and scouting guides are a compromise between the most accurate, complex information researchers have to offer and the amount of information a beginner can take in.
Read the first four chapters carefully to start this new venture. Then follow the Scouting Calendar as apple stage of growth advances week-by-week. To order a full color printed copy, click here.