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Orchard diary
« on: October 25, 2018, 03:40:01 AM »
Hello.

It is Mehmet Saygin, an old member from the CG Forum :)
I was not an information provider at that time, I was like a citrus tree sucker. I am spending more time at the orchard for the last 2 years and still learning but meanwhile maybe I can share what we do at the orchard, like a diary, not daily but from time to time. Following the work on a commercial Turkish citrus orchard maybe interesting to some of you.

This week the Interdonato Lemon is harvested. Russian market is slow this year so farmers are having a difficult time selling lemons. Actually interdonato lemons should be harvested 2 weeks ago, fruits has started to lose quality but on the other side they are full of water and heavier so this helps the total yield.

I am attaching 2 photos, you will see discard fruit on the ground, hurt by the Citrus Rust Mite (phyllocoptruta oleivora)
Quality fruit is harvested to be exported to North Europe and Russia and the buyer left the discard fruit on the ground. Then a local buyer selected what he can sell on local market and these are the left over. We will collect and dispose of them.

The tree seems tired. We will apply sulfur first to control the rust mite and then support the tree for winter.




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Re: Orchard diary
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2018, 12:31:07 PM »
Today, we finished budding Meyer lemon on 8850 Volkameriana lemon rootstock seedlings.
It took 3 days with 10 workers.
4 women prepared the seedlings, trimmed 2-3 leaves and 3 teams of 2 people made the budding.

Sorry no photos :(

 

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