Turkish Orchard Project
Advancing Organic Biology for a Sustainable Future
Turkey has some of the world’s oldest apple orchards, and also some of the world’s most degraded soils. Todd Harrington was approached to create a Soil Biology fertility program to restore a 593-acre apple orchard in the heart of Anatolia. Biological complete compost and liquid compost extract were made on-site using local indigenous feedstock.
-Targeted Soil Biology treatments were made on-site from compost. Ingredients were collected from local materials and minerals. Equipment was custom-built locally.
-Unique Biology treatments were created for foliar sprays, drip irrigation systems, and row applications.
-Compost successfully increased fungal growth, a necessity for better tree crop production.
-Systems and protocols were put in place that could sustain and scale up Biological treatments across the Orchard.
"We owe it to the future to farm sustainably today." T. Harrington