We are in the thinning window now and I expect good weather coming up. I just wonder if thinning will be enhanced if the trees have some additional source of stress. The peach foliage is pale green for instance.
Sent from my iPhone > On Jun 6, 2017, at 5:45 PM, maurice tougas <appleman.maur...@gmail.com> wrote: > > My understanding Art is that several warm, very cloudy days result in > carbohydrate stress and therefore increases thinning. That said, assuming > that your soils are waterlogged due to several wet days bordering on being > snowy up there in Maine, the carb stress is not pronounced. I'm just starting > to see the effects of thinning sprays applied two weeks plus ago as we've > been staying in the 40s/50s too. So far thinning effect has been what I would > consider modest (except Honeycrisp which appear to be thinning quite > nicely!).Warm weather predicted for weekend will tell us more and probably > give you a good opportunity if your fruit is still in susceptible range. My > two cents. > > Mo Tougas > > >> On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 3:23 PM, Smith, Timothy J <smit...@wsu.edu> wrote: >> Stressed trees tend to retain fruit, but waterlogging may tend to drop >> fruit. I don’t know if this is what’s happening in your block. >> >> >> >> From: apple-crop [mailto:apple-crop-boun...@virtualorchard.com] On Behalf Of >> kellyorchards >> Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 9:54 AM >> To: Apple-Crop <firstname.lastname@example.org> >> Subject: [Apple-Crop] Thinning and tree stress >> >> >> >> How much of a factor in thinning is tree stress related to waterlogged soils? >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> Art Kelly >> Kelly Orchards >> Acton, Maine >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> apple-crop mailing list >> email@example.com >> http://virtualorchard.com/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop >> > > > > -- > Maurice Tougas > Tougas Family Farm > Northborough,MA 01532 > 508-450-0844 > _______________________________________________ > apple-crop mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://virtualorchard.com/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop
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