15. Management practices for conventional apple production in the Plovdiv region

Author: Galya Dobrevska, Manol Dallev, Tatyana Bileva, Еkaterina Valcheva


The current study summarises information regarding previously applied agricultural practices in the field of apple cultivation. The presented practices have been conducted for a period of five years in an orchard with Florina variety apples – grafted on MM106 rootstock – as a part of conventional fruit production in the experimental field of the Department of Fruit Growing at the Agricultural University – Plovdiv.

This information, combined with future studies of soil composition, as well as vegetative and reproductive manifestations of plants, can be used to develop a database enhancing the access to knowledge and experience in the future and facilitating the comparison and selection of the most appropriate agricultural practices for apple cultivation.

Keywords: apple, agricultural practices, conventional production