January 27, 2017
The upgrade to a small section of trees at Chilefarms in Nogales began in January 2016 when he orange trees in the sector did not produce the quantity and quality of oranges anticipated. The backstory at
The story continues in January 2017,
The upgrade began in January 2016 when the orange trees in the sector were not producing the quantity and quality of oranges anticipated.
Orange trees with the qualities that Ricardo desires are grafted onto root stock, a sturdy base tree trunk with deep and tenacious roots that will be able to support thousands of pounds when oranges on them mature. Will the grafts grow successfully?
Think of it as a layer cake. Grafts of a type of orange tree that will not be as large as the first grafted tree were inserted onto the flat stump grafted of the trees that were cut down. We now have grafts of new trees inserted into the stumps of trees that grew from grafts that were unsuccessful, both of them placed on a sturdy base of root stock. Of 700 trees whose graft base were cut down, 350 are promising enough, 350 not good enough.
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