FEM experimental orchard
The TranscrApple project is focused on apple, therefore most of the work is to be done in the field. An experimental orchard with more than 300 trees of Golden Delicious Clone B/M9 was made available by FEM to carry out the project activities close to San Michele all’Adige (see the map below). Measurements and samplings, along with the most common practices for orchard management (treatments, irrigation, etc.), have to be strictly coordinated and carried out at the best, in order to achieve the maximum from our trees in terms of homogeneity and final quality of the apples.
UNIPD experimental tunnel
Besides the orchards located in Trentino and managed directly by the FEM partner, a tunnel with potted apple trees was also built at the experimental farm “L. Toniolo” of the UNIPD partner (Agripolis, Legnaro, PD; see the map), in order to carry out specific experiments that do not require a high number of trees.
Weather forecasts in the orchards