Spraying in the orchard

The suckers are growing at an alarming rate!

This is the time of year that the suckers in the filbert orchard are growing like crazy.  If you ignore them for a week or two, they will get away from you and become a real issue.  Of course, that is assuming you want your orchard to be single-trunk trees.  If you are looking for a multi-trunk shrub, you have got it made!

We have spent the last 3 weeks (thankfully some of it sunny) spraying in the filbert orchards.  We have:

  • Cleaned up our tree rows with Roundup or Gramoxone
  • Pulled out all the remaining winter brush and limbs that litter the orchard floor
  • Sprayed the center alleys with Round-up to kill the grass and weeds – which helps conserve moisture.
  • Sprayed Rely to burn down the suckers.
  • Sprayed Boron – our leaf analysis last year said we were low and it is important for nut set
  • Sprayed Plantskyyd on the young trees to discourage deer browsing.

There is nothing prettier than the orchard in Spring –

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