Work during the springtime
If fruit growers intend to plant new trees, they have to do this in spring. For that purpose they have to work and loosen the soil and plant young trees that have been grown in nurseries. These trees have to be fertilised so that from the beginning they will have sufficient nutrients. During the nights where there is a risk of frost, fruit growers will have to monitor the temperature by means of data from the meteorological stations and advisory services. If the temperature sinks below the critical zero degrees Celsius, they will have to switch on their frost protection irrigation. The heat created by the formation of ice protects the tender apple blossoms from low temperatures. Bees pollinate the apple blossoms and cater for a high-yield harvest. Before blossoming, fruit growers and beekeepers ensure that plenty of bees make their way into the fruit fields.