AEA Standard Tree Fruit Program
This example AEA program is representative of the products and rates that continually result in improved crop production for tree fruit crops across the country. For the home orchardist with mixed species and varieties, these product applications are an excellent start to regenerative management. There is no one size fits all solution, though. Programs should be fine-tuned based on soil and sap reports, crop advisor recommendations, actual plant performance, and where appropriate, organic certification requirements. AEA can arrange for customized consulting to better maximize performance on your acreage.
AEA’s crop nutrition management program can bring higher yields and improved resistance to insects and disease through optimized nutrition resulting in greater economic returns.
There are substantial management differences between the many varieties of tree fruit. Each cultivar and every piece of land will benefit from a custom program tailored to its needs. However, when dealing with a mixed-species planting, or non-commercial orchard, a more generalized approach is warranted. Please use good judgment in modifying the timing and number of applications appropriate to the actual conditions of your orchard.
Research on reduced bitter pit in Honeycrisp apples