Re: [apple-crop] Paulared

2016-05-30 Thread maurice tougas
With a chainsaw Art! On Thursday, May 26, 2016, kellyorchards <kellyorcha...@gmail.com> wrote: > Has anyone ever overthinned Paulared? > > > > Art Kelly > Kelly Orchards > Acton, Maine > -- Maurice Tougas Tougas Family Farm Nort

Re: [apple-crop] Freeze/Frost Damage

2016-04-04 Thread maurice tougas
orchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop > > -- Maurice Tougas Tougas Family Farm Northborough,MA 01532 508-450-0844 ___ apple-crop mailing list apple-crop@virtualorchard.net http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop

Re: [apple-crop] MAIA newsletter

2015-12-17 Thread maurice tougas
should find the > report interesting reading - > > David Doud - grower, IN > I cannot remember a year with warmer late fall/early winter weather > > ___ > apple-crop mailing list > apple-crop@virtualorchard.net > http://virtualorchar

Re: [apple-crop] Arctic Apples again -

2015-03-30 Thread maurice tougas
@virtualorchard.net http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop ___ apple-crop mailing list apple-crop@virtualorchard.net http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop -- Maurice Tougas Tougas Family Farm Northborough,MA 01532 508-450

Re: [apple-crop] Kasugamycin for fire blight

2015-03-21 Thread maurice tougas
2011 Georgia Highway 120 Tallapoosa, GA 30176 770-714-8381 ___ apple-crop mailing list apple-crop@virtualorchard.net http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop -- Maurice Tougas Tougas Family Farm Northborough,MA 01532 508-450

Re: [apple-crop] Sprayer Calibration Between Training Styles

2014-06-05 Thread maurice tougas
of one style block at a time? Cheers, Nick Lucking Cannon Valley Orchard Cannon Falls, MN ___ apple-crop mailing list apple-crop@virtualorchard.net http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop -- Maurice Tougas Tougas Family Farm

Re: [apple-crop] back up cameras for spray rig

2014-01-24 Thread maurice tougas
-crop -- Maurice Tougas Tougas Family Farm Northborough,MA 01532 508-450-0844 ___ apple-crop mailing list apple-crop@virtualorchard.net http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop

Re: [apple-crop] Late summer drop and fruit size

2014-01-17 Thread maurice tougas
___ apple-crop mailing list apple-crop@virtualorchard.net http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop ___ apple-crop mailing list apple-crop@virtualorchard.net http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop -- Maurice Tougas Tougas

Re: [apple-crop] native pollinators

2013-05-02 Thread maurice tougas
-- Maurice Tougas Tougas Family Farm Northborough,MA 01532 508-450-0844 ___ apple-crop mailing list apple-crop@virtualorchard.net http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop

[apple-crop] IFTA Boston Conference

2013-02-07 Thread maurice tougas
://ifruittree.site-ym.com/?page=AnnualConference2013 -- Maurice Tougas Tougas Family Farm Northborough,MA 01532 508-450-0844 ___ apple-crop mailing list apple-crop@virtualorchard.net http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop

Re: [apple-crop] Removing Flowers by hand

2013-02-04 Thread maurice tougas
:* maurice tougas appleman.maur...@gmail.com *To:* Apple-crop discussion list apple-crop@virtualorchard.net *Sent:* Saturday, February 2, 2013 3:09 AM *Subject:* Re: [apple-crop] Removing Flowers by hand You're doing fine Rye. You will encourage growth and do no harm. You'll also reduce the potential

Re: [apple-crop] Removing Flowers by hand

2013-02-02 Thread maurice tougas
___ apple-crop mailing list apple-crop@virtualorchard.net http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop -- Maurice Tougas Tougas Family Farm Northborough,MA 01532 508-450-0844 ___ apple-crop mailing list apple

Re: [apple-crop] Removing Flowers by hand

2013-02-02 Thread maurice tougas
, is it still necessary to spray this year? Thanks again Mo! Rye Hefley So Cal -- On Sat, Feb 2, 2013 3:09 AM PST maurice tougas wrote: You're doing fine Rye. You will encourage growth and do no harm. You'll also reduce the potential for fireblight infections. We

Re: [apple-crop] EverCrisp

2012-11-08 Thread maurice tougas
-- Maurice Tougas Tougas Family Farm Northborough,MA 01532 508-450-0844 ___ apple-crop mailing list apple-crop@virtualorchard.net http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop

Re: [apple-crop] Tree Row Volume and newer pesticide chemistries?

2012-10-27 Thread maurice tougas
, intended market, etc, etc, all influence optimal target rate of material per acre to be applied. Maurice Tougas Tougas Family Farm Northborough, MA 01532 On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 8:36 PM, Arthur Kelly kellyorcha...@gmail.comwrote: My understanding is it is both. X ounces of pesticide per 100 gal

Re: [apple-crop] ledge in tall spindle planting

2012-05-23 Thread Maurice Tougas
Quarter stick dynamite. Sent from my iPhone On 23 May 2012, at 01:35 PM, Frank Carlson fcarl...@carlsonorchards.com wrote: Michael: Thanks for the reply. What we have hit is granite ledge, which is non poundable. I think the boring machine will be needed. Frank Carlson From:

Re: [apple-crop] How to deal with field mice

2012-03-25 Thread maurice tougas
Alto Douro (UTAD) Tel.: + 351 259 350 447 ___ apple-crop mailing list apple-crop@virtualorchard.net http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop -- Maurice Tougas Tougas Family Farm Northborough,MA 01532 508-450-0844

Re: [apple-crop] Painting Trees

2012-03-06 Thread Maurice Tougas
Interesting observation, would be great to see some University trials. Perhaps the silica acts as irritant? Do you still see borers laying eggs and larva not surviving? Also, which borers are targets? I understand that there is work with pheromone confusion a la peach tee borer research going

Re: [apple-crop] Hedging tall spindle trees

2012-02-22 Thread maurice tougas
://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SNxztQr-80feature=related* * * *Nick Lucking * *Cannon Valley Orchard* ___ apple-crop mailing list apple-crop@virtualorchard.net http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop -- Maurice Tougas Tougas Family

[apple-crop] IFTA 2012 Conference presentations

2012-02-15 Thread maurice tougas
Conference next February! -- Maurice Tougas Tougas Family Farm Northborough,MA 01532 508-450-0844 ___ apple-crop mailing list apple-crop@virtualorchard.net http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop

[apple-crop] IFTA Chile Conference

2011-11-22 Thread maurice tougas
Family Farm Northborough,MA 508 450 0844 -- Maurice Tougas Tougas Family Farm Northborough,MA 01532 508-450-0844 ___ apple-crop mailing list apple-crop@virtualorchard.net http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop

[apple-crop] IFTA 2012 Conference Registration

2011-10-20 Thread maurice tougas
conference tour options to Central/Southern Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Mo Tougas -- Maurice Tougas Tougas Family Farm Northborough,MA 01532 508-450-0844 ___ apple-crop mailing list apple-crop@virtualorchard.net http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo

[apple-crop] IFTA Study Tour

2011-05-15 Thread maurice tougas
to logistical limitations, the trip is currently limited to a total of 48 participants. I hope you will take a look at the itinerary, and give this informative tour a consideration. Thanks, Mo Tougas -- Maurice Tougas Tougas Family Farm Northborough,MA 01532 508-450-0844

Re: [apple-crop] Pommier, Le Mur Fruiter

2011-04-05 Thread maurice tougas
; many thanks. Con Traas The Apple Farm Cahir Ireland ___ apple-crop mailing list apple-crop@virtualorchard.net http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop -- Maurice Tougas Tougas Family Farm Northborough,MA 01532 508-450-0844

Re: [apple-crop] Pommier, Le Mur Fruiter

2011-04-02 Thread maurice tougas
reduction in labor requirements is expected in the range of 10%. You are most kind to comment on these impressions. If there are additional points you believe I should consider, please feel free to bring them into the discussion. Thank you again, Maurice Tougas Fruit grower Northborough, MA

[apple-crop] Pommier, Le Mur Fruiter

2011-04-01 Thread maurice tougas
-- Forwarded message -- From: maurice tougas appleman.maur...@gmail.com Date: Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 7:24 AM Subject: Pommier, Le Mur Fruiter To: Andre Tougas tougasf...@gmail.com Croppers, Does anyone know of a translated version of Pommier, le Mur fruitier? I am intrigued

Re: [apple-crop] Pommier, Le Mur Fruiter

2011-04-01 Thread maurice tougas
. Then the robotic program fell down, too much cost, too poor yield, then we decided to go on with the orchard. Jean Marc Jourdain Ctifl Centre manager Jourdain(at)Ctifl.fr -- Forwarded message -- From: maurice tougas appleman.maur...@gmail.com Date: Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 7

Re: [apple-crop] Tree height v. row spacing

2011-03-26 Thread maurice tougas
/apple-crop -- Maurice Tougas Tougas Family Farm Northborough,MA 01532 508-450-0844 ___ apple-crop mailing list apple-crop@virtualorchard.net http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop

[Apple-crop] IFTA seeking research proposals

2011-01-01 Thread Maurice Tougas
Apple croppers, You are invited to submit research proposals to the International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA). Preference will be given to proposal for research in the following areas: fruit variety, rootstock, intensive orchard management systems, new technologies and additional

Apple-Crop: IFTA Short Tour

2010-07-16 Thread Maurice Tougas
: http://ifruittree.site-ym.com/default.asp?page=ShortOrchardTours I understand the hotels that are listed on the site are full, so you will need to check with other hotels in Geneva. Hope to see you there. Mo Tougas Tougas Family Farm Northborough, MA 01532 www.TougasFarm.com -- Maurice Tougas

Re: Apple-Crop: Early bearing

2009-03-11 Thread Maurice Tougas
Orchard Office (815) 648-4467 Mobile (815) 228-2174 Fax (609) 228-2174 http://www.royaloakfarmorchard.com http://www.theorchardkeeper.blogspot.com http://www.revivalhymn.com - Original Message - From: Maurice Tougas To: Apple-Crop Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 7:00 PM Subject: Re: Apple-Crop

Re: Apple-Crop: Early bearing

2009-03-10 Thread Maurice Tougas
I've found all the techniques mentioned work to some degree. I suspect that the more of them employed, the more likely you will succeed. One mentioned only briefly was the bending of branches below horizontal. It can be is very time consuming, and very effective. People of course have

Re: Apple-Crop: Early bearing

2009-03-10 Thread Maurice Tougas
Sorry, I forgot to attach this http://www.umass.edu/fruitadvisor/factsheets/limbposit.pdf Mo Tougas On Mar 10, 2009, at 6:58 PM, jscr...@aol.com wrote: My experience is that in Virginia Spys are late producers. Scoring really works. There are more and less severe scoring, you might want

Re: Apple-Crop: Pruning established open-center apple trees

2009-02-22 Thread Maurice Tougas
to promote the interests of fruit growers in Massachusetts. Give it a look. It's a good investment. Maurice Tougas Tougas Family Farm Northborough, MA 01532 www.TougasFarm.com On Feb 22, 2009, at 11:03 AM, dmnor...@royaloakfarmorchard.com dmnor...@royaloakfarmorchard.com wrote: Steven

Re: Apple-Crop: fumigating machine wanted

2008-10-05 Thread Maurice Tougas
Nathan I have one. Mo Tougas On Oct 5, 2008, at 11:47 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello all... Looking for a used fumigant application machine, in good or reasonable shape. Preferably in the mid eastern states. Looking at the Reddick website, it seems there may be a difference in

Re: Apple-Crop: ladders in pick your own

2008-07-06 Thread Maurice Tougas
only. Best of luck with your PYO. I know the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, but I long for the day when the market would allow me to harvest and wholesale my crop, and shut the gates to PYO. Maurice Tougas Tougas Family Farm Northboro, MA www.Tougasfarm.com On Jul 6

Re: Apple-Crop: U-Pick whining

2007-10-25 Thread Maurice Tougas
$18.00/ half bushel for pre picked apples, $23.00/half bushel for PYO. We will sell 200+ bags PYO for every pre picked bag. Enough said. Maurice Tougas Tougas Family Farm Northboro,MA www.tougasfarm.com On Oct 25, 2007, at 11:28 AM, Ken Hall wrote: A couple of the commenters at the linked

Re: Apple-Crop: Early season hail damage

2007-06-23 Thread Maurice Tougas
. In the previous 20 years, we saw hail 1 time. Is this pattern typical for a short period, or are we entering a prolonged pattern? Maurice Tougas Tougas Family Farm Northborough,MA On Jun 22, 2007, at 10:08 PM, Karl Townsend wrote: The grower and I would appreciate hearing from folks who have

Re: Apple-Crop: Time article

2007-03-11 Thread Maurice Tougas
I would agree with Kurt. It is all about Trust. The public has been told many, many times that Certified Organic equates to Not Been Sprayed When was the last time anyone from the organic movement stood up and said, NO, that is not what Certified Organic means. Where is the credibility?

Re: Apple-Crop: Time article

2007-03-10 Thread Maurice Tougas
Feel the glo! http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1595245,00.html Getting warmer! http://www.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,20070312,00.html Better call the fire department! http://artwork.barewalls.com/artwork/product.html?ArtworkID=284590 Mo Tougas Tougas Family Farm

Re: Apple-Crop: MFGA Summer Mtg. DVD

2007-02-16 Thread Maurice Tougas
Joe It's the lenses Jon is using. It makes us all look like we're gaining weight. mo Tougas On Feb 16, 2007, at 6:21 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Jon, Wes is still gaining weight and so is his bread. I guess I need a DVD player to lean about your test updates and results. It's 72 here

Re: Apple-Crop: Need parts

2006-12-24 Thread Maurice Tougas
Scotino try contacting Worcester County Hort Society at Tower Hill Bot Gardens in Boylston, MA. They sell scion wood for heirlom cultivars. Mo Tougas Tougas Farm Northboro,MA On Dec 24, 2006, at 9:55 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: dear mr milburn, i dont have propellor parts but i saw your

Re: Apple-Crop: Medical question

2006-12-17 Thread Maurice Tougas
Con So sorry to hear of your friends condition. While doing a quick internet search I came across this site that may provide leads? http://www.nutriwatch.org/07PublicHealth/foodsafety.html Best to you and you friend Mo Tougas Tougas Family Farm Massachusetts, USA On Dec 17, 2006, at 11:19