The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, represented by the Agricultural Extension Sector, issued a bulletin of the most important technical recommendations that farmers of deciduous fruits should observe, during the month of September. The technical recommendations prepared by the Horticultural Research Institute, for fallen fruits (apples – pears – peaches – apricots – plums – persimmons) are the following:

Irrigation methods

Old lands once every 10 to 15 days, while drip irrigation in local lands is from 2 to 3 times a week, 50-80 liters of water for the tree, depending on the nature of the soil, and taking into account in peach trees, the irrigation periods are spaced starting from September to prepare them to enter dormancy.


Fertilization is stopped in September to prepare the trees for dormancy, and this is done by spraying pear trees, plums and apples with boric acid, such as 1,250 kg, 650 liters of water per acre during the month.

‘The fight’ 

Follow-up control of stem borers and bark beetles according to the recommendations of the Ministry of Agriculture, to limit the spread of fire blight disease in pear trees, the excessive nitrogen fertilization, especially the addition of urea, is to prevent the formation of aquatic chicks, and it is a reason for the occurrence of a bacterial infection causing the disease in the second season upon flowering, Maintaining the C / N ratio occurs in favor of carbohydrates by reducing the addition of nitrogen, especially in trees that bear fruits on the backbone