Contamination by spray drift from adjacent crops can be detrimental to beneficial and other fauna. It is advisable to protect the orchard by planting windbreaks as barriers.
After pruning cicatrisation of large cuts should be cured by mastics in order to avoid wood diseases or wood boring insects (e.g. Euzophera sp.).
Mechanical destruction of healthy pruning materials is recommended as alternative to burning to increase organic matter in the soil.
Pruning and harvest should be avoided in rainy days.