Re: HD Orcharding, Reuben Hofshi, 15. Jul 2006 22:12
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on 15. Jul 2006 00:52 Hasan wrote:
> Thanks Reuben,
> Any client of this nursery who is interested in setting up a new orchard, is
> recommended to visit avocadosource.com for digging relevant iformation
> idependently via this excellent website.
> Quite a few come back and very excitedly want to go for HD, even though most of
> the prospective sites I looked at, are flat and not on a considrable slope. It
> is clear to me that this method has great advantages for a hillside location,
> which might not be useable otherwise, as it would be extremly dangerours, if not
> impossile, to get machinary in, once the trees grow beyond hand reach.
> Looking at your presentation in Taurang Conference (2005), It looks all data
> presented by you indicate that HD will work better even on a flat orchard.
> Do you agree and would you explain a bit further?
Nothing is wrong with HD on flat ground, you need to change your attitude about tree height. If you must have machinery and cannot see how to operate in HD without it, just reduce the density to the minimum acceptable and increase the tree height accordingly.
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