Thursday, December 27, 2007

Organic Apple Production

Jim Koan describes the methods Almar Orchards use to grow organic apples.

In the spring lures are used to attract insects to trees on the edge of the orchard These select trees are then sprayed with an USDA approved organic insecticide.

Sex attractants are also used to confuse the bugs so that they are less likely to mate and produce subsequent generations of harmful insects.

Sticky traps are used capture insects to prevent them from reaching the fruit.

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