A Grower’s Guide to Organic Apples

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This production guide compiles and distills information from university research trials, making the essential elements for organic apple production available to growers, extension agents, crop consultants, researchers, and others who desire to produce organic apples. The goal of this guide is to help growers produce the highest quality fruit possible, utilizing organic techniques and systems.
Topics covered in this guide are site selection and orchard design, rootstock and cultivar selection, soil fertility and crop nutrient management, weed management, pesticide regulation, integrated pest management, insecticides, disease control materials, harvest and postharvest, and cost of production and marketing.

Authors: 
Gregory M. Peck
Authors: 
Ian A. Merwin
Publisher: 
Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Year: 
2010