Storey's Guide to Growing Organic Orchard Fruits

Storey's Guide to Growing Organic Orchard Fruits

by Danny L. Barney

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Overview

Danny Barney covers everything you need to know to successfully grow and market your own organic orchard fruits. Offering expert tips on selecting the right site, choosing the best cultivars, designing and maintaining a sustainable orchard, and efficiently harvesting fruit, Barney also helps you develop a viable business plan, acquire necessary organic certifications, and identify niche markets for your products.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603425704
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 02/26/2013
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 804,419
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Danny L. Barney is the author of Storeys Guide to Growing Organic Orchard Fruits. He is with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service and was formerly a professor of horticulture and an extension specialist at the University of Idaho. His hands-on research and production experience includes apples, sweet and tart cherries, peaches, pears, plums, and small fruits and berries. He teaches workshops on tree fruit and small fruit production, as well as organic farming and gardening. He lives in Ames, Iowa.

Table of Contents

1 Where We Came From and Where We Are

2 Selecting a Winning Site and Crops to Match

3 Designing or Redesigning Your Orchard

4 Preparing or Upgrading Your Orchard Site

5 Selecting Pome Fruit Crops and Varieties

6 Selecting Stone Fruit Crops and Varieties

7 Obtaining and Planting Your Trees

8 Nutrient Management

9 Orchard Floor Management

10 Disease Management

11 Pest Management

12 Pruning and Training

13 Fruit Thinning and Harvesting

14 Marketing an Orchard Business

Appendix A: Sample Planning, Preparation, and Planting Year Calendar

Appendix B: Sample Establishment and Production Years Calendar

Resources

Index

What People are Saying About This

Harry Hoch

“The author takes a detailed academic approach with the added insight from years of managing research orchards and working with apple growers.”

Travis Callahan

"If a person truly wants to be an expert in the complicated yet rewarding field of fruit production, this book should be required reading.”

Harry Hoch MS

“The author takes a detailed academic approach with the added insight from years of managing research orchards and working with apple growers.”

Kenneth Mandley

“Danny Barney's years of experience as a research scientist, teacher and extension fruit specialist all merge in his new book - it is the perfect combination of intensely practical advice for what to do next and theoretical constructs necessary to understand organic systems."

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