Turkey: Innovations in Pomegranate Growing – simple way to the labour productivity

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For the purpose of sustainable orchard management, an innovative solution of single trunking and pruning of pomegranates has been developed and implemented by the Aegean Agricultural Research Institute in Turkey. The new pruning system that is globe-shaped with narrow angles and four main branches when applied supports the formation of the pomegranate plant to a single-trunked tree. As a result, the plant can stand without leaning on the branches and allows for appropriate pruning technique without any trellis installation. This is the key difference between this innovative solution and the old system. Read more…