Getting Your Bearings, Post-Harvest

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

There are a number of studies showing Alternate Bearing (AB) as a naturally occurring and internally regulated process. That’s equivalent to saying that your family has a history of high blood pressure, when it’s actually a family history of poor living and eating habits that has caused the problem. After harvest, a perennial crop is

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Flush With Success! Post-Harvest Is the Time to Ready Perennials for Spring

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Most perennial crops will do a final leaf flush after harvest or in the fall, to expand new root growth and store sugar produced through photosynthesis as starch to be used for next year’s spring growth flush. The tree also reduces its total moisture content and begins to synthesize the proteins it will need in

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The Importance of Post Harvest

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Many California wine and grape growers are heading into the home stretch of this year’s harvest. During Autumn, as with most deciduous plants, nutrients are withdrawn into the plants from leaves prior to leaf fall. Post harvest is a critical period to apply soil based and foliar fertilizers as the vines are actively translocating nutrients

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