High density orchards facilitate harvest
Robert B. Fridley, University of California
California Agriculture 31(7):12-13.
Possible future harvest and thinning operations are considerations in planting and training new orchards. High density orchards with relatively small trees are adaptable to new technology but are also suited to present methods.
Robert B. Fridley, former Professor and Chairman, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis, is now Manager of Silvicultural Engineering, Raw Materials Division R&D, Weyerhaeuser Company, Tacoma, Washington.