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by jhatchett
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Stink Bugs
Replies: 5
Views: 7425

Re: Stink Bugs

I have about 18 dwarf trees. I performed an experiment last summer to determine the best approach to insect damage. I used plastic sandwich bags for covering about 2/3 of my thinned apples when they were about 1/4 to 1/2 in. size, thinned to about 6in. apart. The other 1/3 I used nylon footies to co...
by jhatchett
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: sunburn protection and apple bagging
Replies: 0
Views: 5448

sunburn protection and apple bagging

I have two small orchards in NE Oklahoma, both in remote areas of woods and scattered pasture. I have protected the trees with cages for deer and short electric fence for raccoons and irrigate in the dry months with pond water and 5 gal buckets when the soil is dry. I have just started to get mature...
by jhatchett
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Raccoon control
Replies: 3
Views: 5889

Re: Raccoon control

I used Duke's dog free raccoon traps and trapped lots of coons last year, but the survivors still got my apples. This year, I invested in electric fencing for both orchards and continued trapping. Early on (May, early June) I started catching raccoons but after the first few, I have not caught anoth...
by jhatchett
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Raccoon control
Replies: 3
Views: 5889

Raccoon control

I have 2 apple orchards in NE Oklahoma, both in remote rural locations. Each has about 10 trees. Trees are individually enclosed in 10 ft. square 6 foot tall fencing. Deer stay out, but since my trees have started to bear, raccoons have taken all the immature apples. I have tried trapping and flashi...