What to do with apple scab disease
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Spring

The ascomycete fungus that causes apple scab is the biggest challenge for organic orchardists in northern Germany. In spring time you sometimes find last year’s

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Spring

When everything begins to stir after cold winter passes, it’s not only trees and plants that awake from their seasonal lull, but also fungus and insects

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Spring

With stone fruit the ‘pink stage’ of blossoming is called ‘white bud’, because cherry and plum blossom does not have red petals. Once the bud

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Spring

Spring only really begins for an orchardist with the onset of the blossom season. In order for the winter buds to turn into blossom, they

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Machines

As soon as we fruit growers are sure the risk of harsh frosts is over and temperatures are above minus five degrees centigrade, tree pruning

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Winter

Winter begins when the last leaves are falling from the trees. The last of the remaining nutrients have receded into the woody part of the

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Family Tradition

These days it isn’t a matter of course anymore for sons to follow in their fathers’ footsteps. Anything is possible in a world of possibilities.

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Family Tradition

In the 60s the cherry trees could be up to 12 metres high and as a school boy I topped up my pocket money by

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Family Tradition

This is an old German proverb similar in meaning to the English “a chip off the old block”. It can be used in many situations.

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The Homestead

The farm and our ancestors can be traced back in old church registers over 17 generations to 1520. The first “Boomgarden” on the highest ground

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