2016 C5 – Holistic Disease Management in Orchards
Presenter: Michael Phillips, Lost Nation Orchard
Fruit tree diseases, unchecked by holistic understanding, can wreak havoc in the orchard. Take an in-depth look at how the organic grower can keep apple scab, rusts and rots from developing on the fruit to a reasonable minimum. Bacterial pathogens like fire blight warrant special attention. Utilizing pure neem oil, liquid fish, effective microbes and fermented herbal brews allows us to leave behind the mineral fungicides of “old school organics.” These are exciting times to be growing healthy fruit!