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Maintaining a Balance Between the Top and the Bottom of Apple Trees

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Regulation of vegetative growth in the tops of apple trees is one of the most important management activities. It can be a challenge in both dwarf and larger trees.    Allowing excessive growth in the upper canopy will result in shading in the lower portions of the canopy, reducing vegetative growth, flower bud formation, fruit set, fruit size, and fruit quality.

Author: 
W. Autio & D. Greene
Last Updated: 
Sep 17, 2012
Topics: 
Agriculture
Agriculture topics: 
Cultural Practices
Fruit