Practical Guide for Organic Apple Production

Lorraine P. Berkett1, Renae E. Moran2 , M. Elena Garcia3, Heather M. Darby1, Robert L. Parsons1, Terence L. Bradshaw1, Sarah L. Kingsley-Richards1, and Morgan C. Griffith1
1University of Vermont, 2University of Maine, 3University of Arkansas
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The OrganicA Project

Funding Sources:
-USDA Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative
-University of Vermont
-University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service
-University of Maine Cooperative Extension
-NIFA Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program
-Vermont Tree Fruit Growers' Association

IMPORTANT: It is the grower's responsibility to ensure that any crop production practice or material used in the orchard is acceptable in their particular state’s organic certification program. Some materials deemed organically acceptable on the National List may not be acceptable in some states. Contact your federally accredited certifying agency to know what is acceptable and to ensure compliance with regulations in your state.

NOTE: Where trade names or commercial products are used for identification, no discrimination is intended and no endorsement is implied. Always read the label before using any pesticide.
The label is the legal document for the product use. Disregard any information in this guide if it is in conflict with the label.

Last updated: 2012

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For more information:
Apples: Organic Production Guide (ATTRA)
A Grower’s Guide to Organic Apples (Cornell University)
OrganicA, A Resource for Organic Apple Information (University of Vermont)