- diciembre 12, 2022
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4. Lawn In this method, permanent grass cover is bred in the orchard, and there is no tillage. This type of orchard cultivation is practiced in the United States and Europe. This can be useful on hillsides to prevent soil erosion. But they compete for soil moisture and available nitrogen. The disadvantages of this system are the need to increase fertilization and water application. They are harmful to shallow root trees. Therefore, lawn can be useful on deep-rooted trees, as soil moisture is very low in the upper layers. The project was first funded by the NDDA in 2012 and 2015. The orchard has more than 90 trees since its creation in 2011. The orchard consists of several varieties of apples, apricot, cherry, pear and plum trees. The orchard measures 210 by 120 feet. A large fence has been installed to prevent wildlife from entering and to establish that the trees are not disturbed.
Water pipes and cones have been installed at various locations in the orchard to facilitate irrigation. Benches were added to the orchard to create a park-like atmosphere. One of the keys to the success of the orchard was the clear definition of the committee`s objectives. The town of Sheyenne has changed, as have many small towns in North Dakota. The school closed in 2007, followed by the grocery store in 2008. The first objective was the conversion of the school grounds. The second goal was to provide the community with a local source of fresh produce after the grocery store disappeared. Adjacent to the orchard, other unused public lands were converted to create a community garden. Unlike some communities, the Sheyenne Garden is a large garden, and everyone shares both the work and the harvested produce.
This was a separate project, and orchard grants were not used to create the garden. A long-term goal is to use the orchard to provide fruit to the New Rockford-Sheyenne School. While several members of the Orchard community have expressed support for many community orchard sites, the city`s support has expanded specifically for the Winslow Woods site and is under the auspices of the City of Bloomington`s Urban Forest Park and Recreation. Good governance and participation can foster other opportunities for community orchards. The Board of Directors of Community Orchard is composed of 9 elected members. Decisions about the orchard are made by this group with the participation of the orchard community. Articles of association are rules issued by an organization to provide it with a framework for operation and management. These rules may determine the qualifications, rights and obligations of members. The powers and duties and the reasons for the dissolution of the corporation shall be established.
See Annex 5 for an example of the statutes of a Community orchard. Orchards are often planted on slopes that are not suitable for row crops. It is important to avoid low places where frost accumulates. A deadly frost (28 degrees) in late spring can kill flower buds, eliminating your crop for this year. A deadly frost in early autumn damages the fruit before it is ripe. Shortcuts and arbitrary approaches can lead to less-than-ideal growth and other problems during the life of the orchard. It is easier to change locations before trees are planted than if they are in the ground. Penn State has a great video on soil preparation that you can watch online. Choosing fruits and varieties that can be adapted to our condition will be crucial for success.
The first step is to know your hardiness zone (Figure 2). This is the biggest limiting factor when choosing the right fruit for your orchard. This is achieved by (a) using rootstocks controlling size. In apples, dwarf rhizomes and substicks such as MM 106, MM 109 and MM 111 are used to control the size of the plant. In pears, quince A, Adam and quince-C are often used as dwarf rootstocks. (b) Use of spur varieties – In temperate fruit crops such as apples, varieties may be classified as a spore type or a non-spurred type. Spore types, which have limited annual growth, are only suitable for HDP. c) Training and pruning methods to induce dwarfism – under Indian conditions, apple trees formed under spindle bushes, dwarf pyramids and cord systems significantly inhibit tree growth for HDP systems. (d) Mechanical device and use of chemicals for size control – Growth regulators such as daminozide, ethephon, chlormaquat and paclobutrazal are widely used to reduce shoot growth by 30-0%.
This leads to increased flowering in subsequent years and may be useful in encouraging early commercial fruit production in vegetatively fertile young trees. In addition to chemical handling, mechanical devices that use spreaders and tie branches to grow them almost horizontally at a 45° angle to the main trunk are also standard practices for controlling tree size. This system is considered the simplest of all systems and is widely used. In this system, the plot is divided into squares and trees are planted at the four corners of the square in straight rows at right angles. When creating the plot, a baseline is first drawn parallel to the adjacent road, fence or orchard at a distance equal to half the distance to be specified between the trees. The pins are attached to this line at the desired intervals. Right angles are drawn at both ends of the baseline following the simple carpentry system of 3, 4, 5 meters. After the formation of three lines, it is easy to fix all the other pegs to mark the positions of the shafts between the lines at the required distance using ropes that connect the pins of the lines in opposite directions. Meetings where community garden decisions are made should be published in advance for the orchard community and be open to the public.
This includes board and sub-committee meetings. Sessions may or may not allow the public to comment. The minimum vertical distance between two trees or plants is called planting distance and varies depending on many factors. The principles for deciding on planting distances are as follows.