Re: [Apple-Crop] Apple-crop address change

2016-05-30 Thread Hugh Thomas
Here in Western Montana we had a few weeks of above average temps and the bloom on our trees was huge. I'm new at apples and didn't realize how much the trees were going to be over loaded with fruitlets. Now I have to thin like crazy. The third leaf Honeycrisp trees have about 200 apples per tree,

Re: [Apple-Crop] Future of Extension Assistance to Apple Crop

2017-01-29 Thread Hugh Thomas
Hugh Thomas Thomas Farms LLC Stevensville, Mt. USA Author, *The Biology of Human Freedom* On Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 2:42 PM, Hugh Thomas <hughthoma...@gmail.com> wrote: > Kurt, > You are absolutely right. In fact, my wife and I had decided to sell our > house /small farm if Clinton

Re: [Apple-Crop] Future of Extension Assistance to Apple Crop

2017-01-29 Thread Hugh Thomas
The intended effect was to promote the idea that the right wing extremist Donald Trump was trying to suppress opposition voices. Contrast this to the fact that for years the fascist left has threatened any scientist that questions global warming. The death penalty has been called for many times.

Re: [Apple-Crop] Soil Anchors

2017-03-31 Thread Hugh Thomas
David, I use these, and they work great. I have no idea how they would work in your situation: http://www.wilsonirr.com/ecommerce/trellis/anchoring/screw-anc-36-hvy-8-disc-hv-rod.php You screw them into the ground using a tool that mounts on a 3 point auger rig:

Re: [Apple-Crop] Cosmic Crisp

2017-03-21 Thread Hugh Thomas
he negatives and positives of your tasting experience? > > Thanks for a good laugh. > > Bill > > *William H. Shoemaker * > > *Retired fruit and vegetable horticulturist* > > *University of Illinois* > > wshoe...@illinois.edu > -- > *

Re: [apple-crop-2] Efficacy

2018-07-17 Thread Hugh Thomas
Art, what is SWD? Sent from my iPhone > On Jul 17, 2018, at 5:24 PM, Arthur Kelly wrote: > > Can someone explain why an insecticide might be excellent for SWD on one crop > but only moderate on another crop. > > Art Kelly > Kelly Orchards > Acton, Maine > > Sent from my iPhone >

Re: [apple-crop-2] Is this list serve dead

2018-07-17 Thread Hugh Thomas
Doug, same here. If you get this, please reply... Sent from my iPhone > On Jul 17, 2018, at 6:51 PM, Doug Nelson > wrote: > > I have seen very little traffic all season. No responses to my two queries. > ___ > apple-crop mailing list >

Re: [apple-crop-2] Is this list serve dead

2018-07-18 Thread Hugh Thomas
Thanks Doug. And thanks to the other guys that answered my question about SWD. We don't have that pest here... yet Sent from my iPhone > On Jul 18, 2018, at 10:33 AM, Doug Nelson > wrote: > > I got this hugh > >> On Tue, Jul 17, 2018, 11:39 PM Hugh Thomas wrote: >&

Re: [apple-crop-2] What to do when fireblight hits tall spindle

2018-07-18 Thread Hugh Thomas
Doug, it's sort of complicated. First, you probably know the bacteria travels from the tip downwards. The idea is to cut well below where the infection has traveled. You can cut away some bark and see where the brown area meets green cambium. I cut pass this point - well past it. I'm guessing I

Re: [apple-crop-2] Nurse limb removal?

2018-07-06 Thread Hugh Thomas
My gut feeling, not based on any science I know of, just a few years of kicking dirt around, is too leave them until dormant, so that they can help with photo timing in the fall and the senescence will put back some nutrients. Just sayin' Sent from my iPhone > On Jul 6, 2018, at 11:43 AM,