Strip cultivation in apples video

Watch this video on strip cultivation in apples from the MSU Organic Pest Management’s research.

The American/Western Fruit Grower has posted a video on the MSU Organic Pest Management’s Laboratory’s research on strip cultivation or “Swiss Sandwich System” in apples.

The video provides highlights of a pilot study conducted at three apple orchards in 2010. It covers weed management, impact on soil ammonium, tree growth, beneficial mites, and the economics of the technique compared to herbicide based orchard row middle management. We are presently beginning a second season of research.

The project is funded by the Michigan Apple Committee.

Dr. Grieshop’s work is funded in part by MSU’s AgBioResearch.

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