Using this new manual you’ll gain a basic understanding of growth and fruit development, as well as practical considerations on pear culture. While written with California Bartlett pear production in mind, pear growers of all varieties worldwide will find the information useful. Additional chapters cover orchard and tree management including varieties, propagation, and rootstock selection, training, pruning, and orchard floor management. The section on irrigation and fertilization covers considerations including irrigation systems and scheduling, frost protection, and nutrition. Extensive sections on pest management, and fruit harvesting, storage and handling round out the guide.
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