Is it PYO, retail, or to be packed? A lot depends on the juice market so you would want to prevent as much rot as possible. For the crop insurance what matters is production to count. An apple with enough hail damage to knock it out of U.S. Fcy doesn't count. If it is thinned off it doesn't count either. The crop insurance appraisal work sheet will end up with bu/acre to count. So, if there is 10% of the crop that makes U.S. Fcy or better after a hail event it is the same as a frost event that leaves 10% of a crop. This is the effect of trying to remove the damaged fruit. Technically no appraisal can be done until all thinning is complete though. Also an insured is expected to care for the crop so there is no further damage although if it adjusts to 100% damage now I don't see how it can get worse.
Art Kelly Kelly Orchards Acton, ME On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 11:51 AM, Jon Clements <jon.cleme...@umass.edu> wrote: > Hi everyone, what would you suggest is good management advice for a 100% > hail damage (per crop insurance) orchard. Minimal fungicide and insecticide > every few weeks? What about taking the damaged fruit off? Recommended, or > does it make a difference? If we should take it off, how? > > Thanks. > > Jon > > -- > 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 > > -- Art Kelly Kelly Orchards Acton, ME
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