Jose and Ramon have been busy pruning the peaches and nectarines. Roberto is in Mexico visiting his family. We prune the trees to make sure there is enough light getting into the center of the tree. We remove any diseased or damaged branches. Pruning stimulates fresh growth to produce fruit in future years. The branches piled between the rows are for Roberto to shred with his tractor when he gets back next week.
The geese have mown down all the weeds between the rows by their grazing. After mowing, we will spray the trees with raw milk to cover the emerging flowers with lacto bacteria to outcompete the peach leaf curl bacteria.