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4 > Image 4 of Kentucky fruit notes, vol. 3, No. 3, -11- 1946

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

Suggestions ROTATING APPLE ORCHARD ` app Where possible, cleanly threshed KEEP YOUNG TREES COMING O straw, free of seeds, should be used. ALONG T0 REPLACE OLD l thai Where chaffy or seed-infested straw ONES E is used, the bales should be spread BY DK J- H- G_OURLIQ:Y Ohio _EX , lgu, over the fields in October on their pemnent rg:_%;i;llt{:_a,yVlSnsm gms sides with one or both wires clipped V ` and S0 as to abm the eu rm ed .,r"$J2`J.??y 2rll%,E$i Bl **332 . _ _ . L ` ` rr germinate all seeds before spread- aa Orlgmal Saudlmul mulaml Or mg Um- Straw used f1`0m H stack chimera which may have come into can also be spread about so as to be CX1SloY`1C0 many _y1`_S USG. Each C wet by the fall rains; or- be forked ogg its alogoyfit}l?iV2lE01`thli_l\rCL;lg A ed`! 0vjr S0 that most 0f the Seeds dw E rr$$, aend Jfiruiaayyrccrrms. E13 ou . - Now if a tree grew in an en- . Del L vironment free of all hazards, there Wil Amount to Apply is no reason why it should decline , C In the Paducah section tests have except from senility. No_ insects. Oh shown that 1% tons of straw per ooc olsooioaolli ;";$;ho:floJo;`5' no _ _ ex ess o c ce t wa er or- _ acre glYeS bettel results than 2 tons nutrients-what a Utopia! But fruit ' oo rdiry Yool`$ In tho G1`o trees are not only subject to all of Of ville and Bowling Green section 2 these and more, but also one branoh __j tons should be about rrght while isarllit<>_<>f<>thr.they eww 3;; around Louisville and Covington, 2 lacigllfglghsb gilngniielgltgdenlgilllselge S hel to 2% tons Should be about Tight- comes small, fails to color properly, _ {Sl Time *0 Apply EEESCSS ii-i.iiET i$ZHirtl ; No set date for mulching can be this not too favorable a picture, the del stated. The plants should be allow- variety itself may have become ob- ` ees e_d to harden up by fall frosts and solete or the actual site may prove l lol light freezes. However, as a rule, to be unfavorable. _( the_mulch should be on hand and True lhls ls hut always SO. Bama i he available by late November or early trees and Orchards reach ah ad_ i Yoi DCIT1bI. By that time the I1tl1` Vahcgd age and are still profitable pk Stete frequently has cold Spells but the trend of thinking in America le with temperatures as low as l0 to is away from Old Orchards Of lm leo above Zere The best Suggestion course the fine point to decide is = ile Seems le be te Spread Strawberry when yan orchard has received the 50 mulch in Kentucky when tempera- proper Cara lu kccp it yuuhg and " U`? tures threaten to go as low as 15 to what we moan by old , W1 20; _f0r it has been established that H Y T . Al . . considerable _damage to the straw- lgvfl ming treeel. efnlllg _ mfg Spr berry crown is caused by those tem- f _ ul {ming Pm we all elgzleg up peratures, especially in late Novem- O1 ess Ol wie eeleeee in. m afi ber or early December before the pepgr eo m*1S ihehdesuieelhtx Of im plants have become fully hardened. ggelnlggg (gf talevaiggmhafgig sa toiolrggdgsiggxle it $ogi$hU} gmc more young trees coming along. . rr m 1 n- . . . . tuclgy varies from lgte Noizemrbereon a Itlstilgggeglgalgcglt lossy ell; through mid-December, depending pp lh . lc le bl i > the weather- Siffiny 2.$r 1Erg$$$$rbifFar$ l" V1`Y 81`1Y fall }\{1Chig is 110t is bound to be wrong under many pr advisable because it is desired for conditions. It depends upon the site pl the plants to harden off and develop of the orchard, trees per acre, a 85 m\{h 8S_ P0SS1b1 bf01 the varieties, size, age and the treatment hi mulch is applied. the trees have received. ta Old, second year fields generally It is clear that economical pro- l do not benefit from mulch as much duction depends in considerable part DE as new, first year plantings. upon the yield per acre. Unless an l ih - }