• Horticulture

Willow woodchip for top fruit

This group is made up of a mix of small-scale independent growers as well as those with larger orchards, both organic and conventional growers, and some members of the National Association of Cider Makers. They are interested in exploring alternative methods for controlling apple scab in commercial cider and eating apple orchards.

Group Topic

Sustainably controlling pests and diseases

Reducing the use of synthetic pesticides is good for the environment and farmers' bottom lines. What different methods of tackling pests and diseases are available and how do they work in different situations?

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