Soils, annual rainfall, pest and disease pressure, and goals are all taken into account to provide an individualized design.
High Value, Climate Specific
There is very little guessing involved as to what will work in your climate. Fruit & Fodder has done extensive research to what cultivars can be matched to certain locations
Package Pricing Available
Design, Tree Sourcing, Site Prep, Planting and Grafting can be wrapped up into a per-tree price
Help with managing your site
Grazing, alley-cropping, carbon sequestration, fodder production, hard cider and pigs...you name it! We can help.
Fruit & Fodder
The integration of livestock with tree cropping systems.
F&F designs can accomplish the following:
Significantly lower livestock feed costs
Reduce livestock stress and increase fodder production
Rotational grazing planning
High value meat and tree crops
Carbon sequestration and enhanced mycorrhizal networks
Value-Added Orchard Design
Orchards producing process and value-added fruit
F&F designs do not deal in high-density, instead focusing on long-term sustainability that larger trees provide.
Orchards designed for your end goals (cider, process fruit, u-pick, etc)
A focus is placed on on low-spray genetics for more ecological farming
Can provide drop schemes for harvest efficiency
Livestock integration planning, if wanted
Site Implementation and Grafting
Fruit and Fodder installs affordable broad-acre systems and, once established, comes back to graft high-value genetics that you cannot find in the nursery industry.
We can plant upwards of 2k trees/day
Grafting happens 1-2 years after planting.
Often funding for these projects comes from Soil and Water Conservation Districts, NRCS or State DNR. We work within the confines of these funding agencies to give you a planting that is not only unique, but meets your desired goals.
Old Orchard Restoration
Eliza has been restoring old fruit trees since 2009. She's experienced, passionate, intuitive and her work brings value to the landscape.
Contact Fruit & Fodder
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