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Apple Grower

A Guide for the
Organic Orchardist

by Michael Phillips

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Lost Nation Orchard: organic apples Chapter One: Growing Apples Locally content
Apple Growing a Hundred Years Ago
Today's Integrated Pest Management
Bringing It All Together
Conventional Wisdom
The Small Commercial Orchard in Context
Lost Nation Orchard: organic apples Chapter Two: The Orchard Site and Its Climate content
Sacred Slopes
The Four Points of the Compass
Dry Ground
Zone Hardiness
Windbreaks
Biodiversity in a Fruit Orchard
Proximity to Markets
Lost Nation Orchard: organic apples Chapter Three: The Enriching of Fruit Lands content
The Living Soil
Compost Forever
Soil Amendments
Foliar Feeding
Biodynamic Teachings
Cover Cropping
Ponderable Mulch
Soil Tests and Leaf Analysis
Trace Minerals for Every Tree
Lost Nation Orchard: organic apples Chapter Four: The Trees and the Planting content
Cultivar Selection
Rootstocks and Tree Spacing
Nursery Sources and Varietal Collectors
Grafting and Propagation
The Setting of the Trees
Orchard Size and Layout
High-Density Plantings
Down to the Nitty-Gritty
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Lost Nation Orchard: organic apples Chapter Five: Care of the Orchard content
Intuitive Pruning
Training the Apple Tree
Pollination and Fruit Set
Frost Protection
Thinning the Fruit
The Great Grass Debate
Mowing Options
Summer Care
Preparing for Winter
Restoring Neglected Orchards
Lost Nation Orchard: organic apples Chapter Six: Apple Pests and Diseases content
The Beginning of Understanding
Good-bye, Foliar Pests
Insect Identification
Bug-by-Bug Profiles
Beneficial Insects
Good Sanitation
Fungal Diseases
Other Diseases of the Apple
Four-Legged Considerations
Lost Nation Orchard: organic apples Chapter Seven: Spraying for Balance content
The Complexities of Nature
All the Answers Aren't Known, but We're Gaining
Timing Is Everything
The Orchard Calendar
Botanicals, Elementals, and Forbidden Fruit
Gentler Sprays
Spray Equipment for the Small Commercial Orchard
Matters of Concern
Lost Nation Orchard: organic apples Chapter Eight: Reaping the Harvest content
When to Pick
Harvest Equipment
The Apple Picker's Reel
Hiring Help
Windfalls and Fat Sheep
From Orchard to Packing Shed
Grading Revisited
Cider Making
The Juice of the Apple
Apple Storage
Lost Nation Orchard: organic apples Chapter Nine: Marketing in the Local Economy content
Getting a Fair Price
Apple Economics
Niche Marketing
Value-Added Products
Quality and Appearance
Organic Certification
Advertising
Marketing Innovations
Long-Term Vision
Lost Nation Orchard: organic apples Chapter Ten: The Last Organic Frontier content
The Sustainable Orchard
Tree Spirit, Community Spirit
Organic Perseverance
Here We Come a-Wassailing
Esopus Spitzenberg and a Better Tomorrow
Lost Nation Orchard: organic apples Appendices content
Compendium of Orchard Tasks
Apple Grower's Source List (click for online resources)
Lost Nation Apple Recipes
Bibliography
Index
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