2016 D4 – Orchard Health

d4_applesPresenter: Michael Phillips, Lost Nation Orchard

Our primary role as orchardists is to build system health. Understory management that embraces forest edge ecology is critical when it comes to getting a leg up on fruit tree diseases. Equally telling is the nutrient density — and flavor! — of the apples we then harvest for our families and communities. Learn about fungal allies, root relationships, fertility considerations and the biodiversity that make good fruit possible no matter what your level of experience.

Tags: Biodiversity, holistic disease management, Michael Phillips, orchard diseases, orchard health, understory management

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