[Apple-Crop] Tree Fruit Extension Position - Nova Scotia, Canada

2017-06-06 Thread Chris Duyvelshoff
Tree Fruit Specialist Extension Job Perennia Food & Agriculture Inc. is currently looking for a full time Tree Fruit Specialist to join our field crop, livestock, and horticulture extension team serving the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. If you or anybody you know might be interested, please

Re: [Apple-Crop] Thinning and tree stress

2017-06-06 Thread maurice tougas
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

Re: [Apple-Crop] Thinning and tree stress

2017-06-06 Thread Arthur Kelly
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

Re: [Apple-Crop] Thining D'Anjou pears

2017-06-06 Thread Smith, Timothy J
Simply put, No/No. They are not thinned, either by hand or chemically. They size well, even not thinned. They tend to drop heavily when they are about 1 inch in diameter. Best regards, Tim Smith From: apple-crop [mailto:apple-crop-boun...@virtualorchard.com] On Behalf Of kellyorchards

[Apple-Crop] Thinning and tree stress

2017-06-06 Thread kellyorchards
How much of a factor in thinning is tree stress related to waterlogged soils? Art Kelly Kelly Orchards Acton, Maine___ apple-crop mailing list apple-crop@virtualorchard.com http://virtualorchard.com/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop

Re: [Apple-Crop] Thinning and tree stress

2017-06-06 Thread Smith, Timothy J
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