Orchard Hill Farm Orchard Spray Program

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2001: $1,185.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2001
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $1,185.00
Region: Northeast
State: New Hampshire
Project Leader:
Anton Elbers
Orchard Hill Farm


  • Fruits: apples, pears, plums, general tree fruits


  • Pest Management: biological control, prevention
  • Production Systems: holistic management

    Proposal summary:

    To manage plum curculio in a way that reduces pollution, the farmer will spray with kaolin clay and monitor its effectiveness. Seasonal production of market apples, cider apples, and pick-you-own will be compared, and there will be pest monitoring using traps, tree surveys, and photography.

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