Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Sweet cherries.

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Description

This book contains 12 chapters focusing on the current trends in sweet cherry production, cherry flowering, fruiting and cultivars, sweet cherry rootstocks, planning a new cherry orchard, orchard establishment and production, the fundamentals of sweet cherry pruning, various sweet cherry training systems, management of the orchard environment, fruit ripening and harvest and management of orchard p...

Chapter 4 (Page no: 86)

Planning a new cherry orchard.

Growing fruit trees is a long term financial commitment and establishing an orchard is an expensive enterprise. Selecting the right orchard site is arguably the most important decision that a sweet cherry grower will make and it will affect all other managerial decisions related to the orchard. Choosing the wrong site can affect both fruit yield and quality, and ultimately the financial viability of the operation. On the other hand, choosing a good site will reduce expenses and increase profits. Properly evaluating a prospective orchard location, determining available resources and establishing the orchard takes careful planning. This chapter focuses on important factors in planning a new cherry orchard, including economics and site evaluation (climatic conditions, topography, soil characteristics, soil analysis, water availability and quality, access to key auxilliary facilities, and environmental impact).

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Trends in sweet cherry production. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 9) Cherry flowering, fruiting and cultivars. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 66) Sweet cherry rootstocks. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 116) Orchard establishment and production. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 165) Sweet cherry pruning fundamentals. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 190) Sweet cherry training systems. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 236) Managing the orchard environment. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 282) Fruit ripening and harvest. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 304) Managing orchard pests. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Clive, K.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 343) Managing orchard pathogens and disorders. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 377) The future of cherry production. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.