Farming is not easy, not pretty, not wildly profitable. And I had no prior experience; then, why did I even get into it? I believe I felt a connection. Plus the challenge excited me - To be a successful farmer nowadays, one has to be equal parts entrepreneur and agronomist. As I dug into it, I also found farming to be fulfilling. That's how I branched into agriculture, as the Sanskrit aphorism "Vriksho Rakshati Rakshitaha" (Trees, when protected, protect you) took on a new meaning for me.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Trellis system for candycots (fancy apricots)!
In the early stages of installation. Unfortunately, their machine broke down and they will be gone until next week some time.
Trellising is used for canopy management so the interior parts of the tree will get plenty of sun and fruit abundantly. Kinda spreads out foliage to facilitate photosynthesis. Otherwise, excessive shading may lead to lower yields. Plus, trellis system also makes it easy to prune, spray and harvest.