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BL402

Backyard Orchardist

By Stella Otto. An experienced orchardist and berry grower who masterfully distills her knowledge for the backyard grower. She thoroughly covers berry and fruit botany, site and stock selection, propagation, planting, soil and water needs, general care, pruning, trellising, thinning, best varieties, and container growing. With fruits and berries, it is difficult to be fully organic. Otto discusses pest control strategies, explaining Integrated Pest Management techniques, a middle ground between chemical and organic. Covers apples, pears, cherries, apricots, plums, apriums, pluots, peaches and nectarines. Softcover 248 pp $16.95

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