Re: Apple-Crop: Early bearing

2009-03-18 Thread jcostante
Jon, Is your program still alive and kicking? I imagine your job is safe, and soon be rolling ahead into another growing season. Got a kick out of your extension video on training systems and spreading. You are to be commended for the good work your doing on behalf of the industry.

RE: Apple-Crop: Early bearing

2009-03-11 Thread Jourdain Jean-Marc
De : apple-crop@virtualorchard.net [mailto:apple-c...@virtualorchard.net] De la part de Harold Schooley Envoyé : mardi 10 mars 2009 20:32 À : Apple-crop Objet : Apple-Crop: Early bearing Would someone care to divulge a recipe for getting slow-to-bear varieties into production sooner

Re: Apple-Crop: Early bearing

2009-03-11 Thread Jill Kelly
Orchards Acton, ME - Original Message - From: Jourdain Jean-Marc To: Apple-Crop Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 4:46 AM Subject: RE: Apple-Crop: Early bearing Hello In our area we are used with making fruit from vigour, we try not to use chemicals or girdling, or root cuts

Re: Apple-Crop: Early bearing

2009-03-11 Thread lee elliott
...@kwic.com Subject: Apple-Crop: Early bearing To: Apple-crop apple-crop@virtualorchard.net Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 2:32 PM Would someone care to divulge a recipe for getting slow-to-bear varieties into production sooner.  I have Northern Spy in mind using Ethrel or NAA or combinations

Re: Apple-Crop: Early bearing

2009-03-11 Thread dmnorton
) 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: Early bearing I've found

RE: Apple-Crop: Early bearing

2009-03-11 Thread Harold Schooley
PM Subject: Re: Apple-Crop: Early bearing 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

Re: Apple-Crop: Early bearing

2009-03-11 Thread Daryl Hunter
: Re: Apple-Crop: Early bearing We have found that branch bending has worked the best for us on B9 and M9 as well as M26. We use the rubber bands now and find that they require the least amount of time of any other technique. We use the bio-degradable in May and they are gone by August or just

RE: Apple-Crop: Early bearing

2009-03-11 Thread Harold Schooley
] On Behalf Of Daryl Hunter Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 3:47 PM To: Apple-Crop Subject: Re: Apple-Crop: Early bearing In ye olden days they would use a strap with nails, or a metal chain, and whip or beat their apple trees around the trunks. That action wounded, or bruised, the trees

RE: Apple-Crop: Early bearing

2009-03-11 Thread Doug Leslie Balsillie
: Apple-Crop: Early bearing We have found that branch bending has worked the best for us on B9 and M9 as well as M26. We use the rubber bands now and find that they require the least amount of time of any other technique. We use the bio-degradable in May and they are gone by August or just after

Re: Apple-Crop: Early bearing

2009-03-11 Thread Maurice Tougas
: Re: Apple-Crop: Early bearing We have found that branch bending has worked the best for us on B9 and M9 as well as M26. We use the rubber bands now and find that they require the least amount of time of any other technique. We use the bio-degradable in May and they are gone by August

Re: Apple-Crop: Early bearing

2009-03-11 Thread dmnorton
://www.royaloakfarmorchard.com http://www.theorchardkeeper.blogspot.com http://www.revivalhymn.com - Original Message - From: Harold Schooley To: 'Apple-Crop' Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 1:12 PM Subject: RE: Apple-Crop: Early bearing What is the length of these rubber bands

RE: Apple-Crop: Early bearing

2009-03-10 Thread Raby, Brian
Hortonville Farms Sheridan, IN From: apple-crop@virtualorchard.net [mailto:apple-c...@virtualorchard.net] On Behalf Of Harold Schooley Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 3:32 PM To: Apple-crop Subject: Apple-Crop: Early bearing Would someone care to divulge a recipe

Re: Apple-Crop: Early bearing

2009-03-10 Thread Karl Townsend
http://www.plant.uoguelph.ca/treefruit/documents/ReturnBloomofApples.doc - Original Message - From: Harold Schooley schoo...@kwic.com To: Apple-crop apple-crop@virtualorchard.net Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 2:32 PM Subject: Apple-Crop: Early bearing Would someone care to divulge

RE: Apple-Crop: Early bearing

2009-03-10 Thread Harold Schooley
M9 or M26 Harold _ From: apple-crop@virtualorchard.net [mailto:apple-c...@virtualorchard.net] On Behalf Of Patrick Curran Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 4:14 PM To: Apple-Crop Subject: Re: Apple-Crop: Early bearing What rootstock do you have them on? On Mar 10, 2009, at 2

RE: Apple-Crop: Early bearing

2009-03-10 Thread Doug Leslie Balsillie
trees Doug Balsillie From: apple-crop@virtualorchard.net [mailto:apple-c...@virtualorchard.net] On Behalf Of Harold Schooley Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 3:32 PM To: Apple-crop Subject: Apple-Crop: Early bearing Would someone care to divulge a recipe for getting slow-to-bear varieties

Re: Apple-Crop: Early bearing

2009-03-10 Thread JSCRUM1
My experience is that in Virginia Spys are late producers. Scoring really works. There are more and less severe scoring, you might want to try several types on some limbs. The least severe is one cut around the trunk under the scaffold limps. The most severe would be to remove about 1/8

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: Early bearing

2009-03-10 Thread Jon Clements
Virgina Spys? That is a new one on me. Northern Spy? Good luck, notoriously late bearing as you may already know. I don't think having them on M.9 even helps. (Although it can't hurt!) FYI, you can see the wire limb benders in action that Mo Tougas speaks of here:

Re: Apple-Crop: Early bearing

2009-03-10 Thread Mark Evans
, March 10, 2009 3:32 PM Subject: Apple-Crop: Early bearing Would someone care to divulge a recipe for getting slow-to-bear varieties into production sooner. I have Northern Spy in mind using Ethrel or NAA or combinations. Apogee perhaps. Other techniques? Harold Schooley Schooley