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On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 5:02 PM, Vincent Philion <vincent.phil...@irda.qc.ca > wrote: > For once, I actually agree with you Jon. ;-) > > I don’t have your skills and talent, so I know I should stick to the easy > topics like pathology that my simple mind can understand. > > So from your friendly comment I conclude that all this was all quite > predictable? Good. > > My only goal here was to confirm that this data made sense. If it does, > I’m happy. > > I don’t intend to publish in Nature. I rely on you for that. ;-) > > have a nice weekend! > > > PS = You should come up here and teach us. Your French level is not bad! > Enough to flirt with the women and order beer. The essential stuff. > > Vincent > > > On 17janv., 2014, at 15:21, Jon Clements <jon.cleme...@umass.edu> wrote: > > Bonjour Vincent! Désolé, mais peut-être que vous devriez vous en tenir à > l'entomologie et de la pathologie et de laisser la recherche horticole très > dur très important pour les vrais experts! :-) > > > On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 9:34 PM, Vincent Philion < > vincent.phil...@irda.qc.ca> wrote: > >> Hello, sorry for the delay. >> >> Yes, correct. Crop load influenced fruit weight notwithstanding ReTain. >> Fruits left on tree at harvest were more numerous and larger when treated >> with Retain. Fruits were up to 56g larger (148g vs 92g) depending on the >> specifics of the ReTain application. >> >> What I also found interesting was that the average fruit pressure of >> retain treated fruit significantly dropped for fruit left on the trees. As >> if the fruit stuck to the tree with Retain, and continued to grow but got >> softer. >> >> The Brix index was also influenced by the number of fruits on the tree: >> lower Brix on trees with more fruit. Retain also increased sugar content. >> >> Not much else to report. >> >> I’m not usually into physiology. This was a “accidental” project for us! >> >> Vincent >> >> On 14janv., 2014, at 16:41, David Kollas <kol...@sbcglobal.net> wrote: >> >> >> Vincent: >> >> As I understand your most recent explanation, both the untreated and the >> ReTain-treated trees >> produced greater fruit size at harvest if they were borne on trees most >> heavily-set at start of >> experiment. And that the ReTain treated trees showed a greater >> size/initial number of fruit than did the >> untreated. If the difference in fruit size for treated versus untreated >> is small, I would not be much >> bothered by it. Can you tell us how much different they were? >> >> David Kollas >> >> On Jan 14, 2014, at 12:26 PM, Vincent Philion <vincent.phil...@irda.qc.ca> >> wrote: >> >> Hello! >> >> Thank you all for your input! >> >> I did not explain why I was looking at drop and fruit size: it was an >> experiment on the use of ReTain. >> >> In the end I’m not sure I can pinpoint the reason this increased fruit >> size on trees with more apples (notwithstanding ReTain), but your input >> underlined that a number of variables can be involved! I liked Duane’s idea. >> >> If you’re curious, the report will read: ReTain Treatments significantly >> increased harvested McIntosh yield as compared to the control (p<0.0001). >> Average fruit size at harvest was proportional to the total number >> of fruits on the trees present at the start of the experiment (p=0.01) and >> fruits treated with ReTain were larger than in the control (p=0.02). >> >> The effect of ReTain on harvest was expected (drop prevention) but the >> effect on fruit size was undetectable if the model was not adjusted to the >> initial crop load (thus my question) >> >> So the next question is now: why are ReTain treated fruits bigger than >> untreated fruit at harvest? >> >> bye for now, >> >> Vincent >> >> >> On 14janv., 2014, at 10:06, Duane Greene <dgre...@pssci.umass.edu> wrote: >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> apple-crop mailing list >> firstname.lastname@example.org >> http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop >> >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> apple-crop mailing list >> email@example.com >> http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop >> >> > > > -- > Jon Clements > aka 'Mr Honeycrisp' > UMass Cold Spring Orchard > 393 Sabin St. > Belchertown, MA 01007 > 413-478-7219 > umassfruit.com > _______________________________________________ > apple-crop mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop > > > > _______________________________________________ > apple-crop mailing list > email@example.com > http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop > > -- Maurice Tougas Tougas Family Farm Northborough,MA 01532 508-450-0844
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