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Ants attack caterpillar – video

We shot a few minutes of footage of ants attacking (and eventually killing) a caterpillar many times their size. Ants are problematic in the orchard in many instances, from farming aphids to biting humans. They do occasionally shine, however, as is shown in this video dispatching a hungry caterpillar. Lepidopteran larvae can be a large orchard problem, and every little bit counts when it comes to keeping their numbers in check.

 

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Pruning Cherry Trees

Cherries are a bit different from some other fruit tree species as regards the method of pruning. To understand why, we need to understand how they grow. Cherries have a habit of producing a large length of unproductive (vegetative) area along the branch. When the tree grows…(more to come)..