Apple trees for urban settings are almost one hundred percent done through apple trees that are grown in containers then bought through different retail stores. My first planting of my orchard was done with the same measures. Most failed due to soil disturbance caused by harmful diseases lurking in the soil waiting to strike the plant. Jump forward now and discover why my failing are now my success.
Applications of probiotics for the tree should begin once your plant is ready to be put into the ground or you will suffer long term problems like apple replant disease (ARD), caused largely by soil-borne fungal pathogens, has seriously hindered the development of the apple industry. The use of antagonistic microorganisms has been confirmed as a low-cost and environmentally friendly means of controlling ARD. In the present study, we assessed the effects of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens on the growth of replanted apple saplings and the soil microbial environment under field conditions, thus providing a theoretical basis for the successful use of microbial biocontrol agents. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, Bacillus spp., and Trichoderma spp. have been reported to be effective antagonists against wilt caused by Fusarium spp. under field conditions [. Bacillus spp. offer several advantages over other BCAs for protection against root pathogens, including broad-spectrum activity of their antifungal secondary metabolites, plant growth promoting (PGP) properties, unique sporulation capacity, and ability to resist various stresses.
If you want healthy fruit from your apple tree it first must come from the soil. Contact us or come to the orchard to see our fruit.
Special thanks to the Tree Diaper for all the products used to keep our trees alive and to Nature Source for working with our team to develop the most advanced methods to add nutrients into the soil.