Agri View: Tree Crop and Row Crop Differences

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tree cropEverett Griner talks about tree crop issues in today’s Agri View. Everett explains to us some of the differences between growing tree crops and growing row crops.

Tree Crop and Row Crop Differences

You know a farmer can wait on the weather to plan most of his row crops. If it is to wet, wait for a dry run. If it to dry, wait for a good rain. There are crops that can not be timed that way. Tree crops. There is peaches, apples, pears, and several others. And, nut trees.

In just about every southern state from California to Florida, farmers can irrigate if the weather is dry. The progress of the crop is up to the tree itself. It doesn’t mean a grower doesn’t have to work his trees. There is fertilizer. There is a time to fertilize. Even more important is insect control. This must be done when needed.

So, when everything is taken into consideration, trees that produce an edible crop require just about as much time as any other crop.

That’s Agri View for today. I’m Everett Griner…