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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Authors

J E L Cripps

Keywords

Apples, Cultural methods, Pruning, Western Australia

First Page Number

50

Last Page Number

53

Abstract

Results of experiments by the Department of agriculture could completely change the appearance of the apple orchard in the next decade.

The normal orchard scene will become hedgerows of chemically-thinned, irrigated, red varieties on dwarfing or semi-dwarfing rootstocks receiving just the right amount of fertiliser, and areas between rows will be mown, or sprayed with herbicide. The clean cultivated, square-planted, vase-shaped tree will slowly disappear.

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