Growing Large Orchard Production All Starts with Flowers for Fruit Sets!
And that is what Soysoap does we make lots of flowers. We grow more Apples, Cherries, Plums, Citrus, Rare Fruits, Stoney Fruits, etc. We
were able to increase the production on this mango tree below from 50 to 800 mangoes! But we cauton all
Orchard Farmers beware of overloading your limbs with as high wings will eliminate that fruits as well. Please find
the program of applications that works best for you. You will see two Mango Trees side by side with and without
Apple Production increased by 32 bins per acre.
Apple Farmer had a problem. Actually he had two. As a recent transplant from east to the fruit
tree region of Washington, and with no prior experience, his first job was to manage a large orchard producing apples and cherries. To
help overcome this problem he relied on his wife who knew more about fruit trees and than him.
His second problem had to do with the orchard itself; alternate bearing. One year the orchard would produce somewhat
acceptable yields followed by a year of dismal production. This economic killer is an all too common problem of modern orchard
production. To further compound the economic problems the most lucrative aspect of the orchard, Honeycrisp apples, was suffering
from a deplorable 25% culling loss due to bitter pit.
Yields Starting in 2008 Tells the Story
A particular block of Honeycrisp apples tells an amazing story. In 2005, the orchard yielded 27 bins per acre.
In 2006 it yielded only 9 bins.
This was clearly the off year in the alternate bearing cycle. In 2007 production was at 13 bins per acre.
In 2008, the first year the farmer took over the management, Honeycrisp apples averaged 40 bins per acre. This very respectable yield
was coupled with an astounding decline in bitter pit loss to less than 1%. Since this harvest was on the top side of the alternate
bearing cycle the real test would come next year. By 2009 the harvest pushed even higher; 44 bins per acre with the same low rate
of bitter pit.
Clearly the cycle of alternate bearing was broken. Unfortunately the chemical thinner used to take excess blossoms
off the tree was over applied.
In 2010 the farmer deided to quit using he chemical blossom thinner and instead had a certain percentage of blossom thinner
and instead had a percentage of blossom thinned by hand. Yields for 2010 than increased to 70 bins per acre.
Soysoap is the Amazing Product for Orchard Production.
Applie Production and Revene Conclusion after 3 years of using Soysoap.
We have worked with Soysoap on the farm since 2008, 2009 and 2010. The reason they got this increase was because of the Soysoap.
The bin count per acre was 27+9+13 = 49 Bins or yearly average of 16.33 Bins. When we started in 2008 we got 40+44+70 = 150
Bins or yearly average of 50 Bins per Acre. That was a 34 bin per acre increase over years 2005, and 2007. Even at the low
end of the only $300 a bin that 34 additional bins was an additional $10,000 per acre. The Cherry production had also more than
doubled. That is a 300% increase in extra revenue. And this farmer didn't only have revenue increase on Apples but Cherry trees as well.
The Farmer also had some great results on Golden Apples with an 80 bins per acre. The Total cost of the farmer was less than $50.00
and acre for an ROI of 200 to 1. And lets not forget that on his total crop bitter pit dropped to just 1 %
Soysoap Saving Apples Blossoms from Frost
Last night's temperature here was around 28 to 29 degrees. Around 1 yesterday, I sprayed Soysoap (16 ounces in 25
gallons of water) and dextrose (3 pounds in 25 gal. of water) on our trees and flowers. I also sprayed four of our neighbor's
blooming apple trees, with their permission.
Last night without the Soysoap for Frost Protection the Crop was lost as you
Soysoap helps Sun-Kiss Plum Skin and Brix Levels in South Africa
We have just done the first brix test on some of the plums. The regular control orchard was 11 brix
while the Soysoap Crop Booster rows were at an average of 13 brix, (16% Sweeter), the crop booster was the only product sprayed
the whole season. The plums were Sun Kiss variety. The Plums had had a 75% rejection rate as the skin was to tough to sell.
After using the Crop Booster they had only a 20% rejection rate (84% less rejection)after our first attempt to help them. These Sun-Kiss
orchards were located in South Africa.
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