Spring clean up
Editor’s note: This article is from the archives of the MSU Crop Advisory Team Alerts. Check the label of any pesticide referenced to ensure your use is included
Now is a great time to walk through your fields and do a little spring “clean up” that you may not have gotten to last fall.
Some of the things to look for and correct or remove are:
- Competing leaders.
- Horns in Fraser fir.
- Create new leaders on trees that have lost their leaders by tying up a lateral branch to create a new leader.
- Stake crooked leaders.
- Eliminating branches that are growing into the tree (shooters)