Re: [Apple-Crop] TAP

2016-06-12 Thread kellyorchards
We lost about half an apple block and all of the peaches in 2004. FSA verified the losses and ownership of the blocks.  There was some funding for tree replacement.  I don't remember the details except the assistance was welcome.  No issues that I recall. Art Kelly Kelly Orchards Acton, Maine

[Apple-Crop] Weather

2017-01-21 Thread kellyorchards
It seems we have skipped right to March. Art Kelly Kelly Orchards Acton, Maine___ apple-crop mailing list apple-crop@virtualorchard.com http://virtualorchard.com/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop

[Apple-Crop] A lighter note

2017-01-30 Thread kellyorchards
Ruminations after a morning pruning.  The weather is ideal.  The temps are in the high 20's, the wind is light and the sun is shining.  Weather like this is why we live here.  Permanent limbs ultimately and inevitably get too large.   This is why high density systems can have a longer productive

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

2017-01-24 Thread kellyorchards
I hadn't heard from you in a while and was worried.  You used to be a regular contributor.  Art Kelly Kelly Orchards Acton, Maine Original message From: "Con.Traas" Date: 01/24/2017 8:16 AM (GMT-05:00) To: apple-crop@virtualorchard.com Subject:

[Apple-Crop] Jonagold

2016-10-12 Thread kellyorchards
Why are my Jonagolds not coloring?  Can this be an issue if they have a heavy crop? Art Kelly Kelly Orchards Acton, Maine___ apple-crop mailing list apple-crop@virtualorchard.com http://virtualorchard.com/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop

[Apple-Crop] Brown rot

2017-01-07 Thread kellyorchards
Does anyone have any insights to offer regarding brown rot following a dry, crop failure year.  The five peaches we did produce won the blue ribbon at the local fair (only entry). Art Kelly Kelly Orchards Acton, Maine___ apple-crop mailing list

[Apple-Crop] SWD

2017-08-06 Thread kellyorchards
Does SWD migrate in or is the population mostly indigenous.  Art Kelly Kelly Orchards Acton, Maine___ apple-crop mailing list apple-crop@virtualorchard.com http://virtualorchard.com/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop

[Apple-Crop] Fireblight

2017-05-21 Thread kellyorchards
How long will strep protect blossoms that were open at the time  of application? Art Kelly Kelly Orchards Acton, Maine___ apple-crop mailing list apple-crop@virtualorchard.com http://virtualorchard.com/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop

[Apple-Crop] Exirel

2017-05-27 Thread kellyorchards
Does anyone have experience with Exirel?  It seems like a nice material with some potential phytotoxicity issues. Art Kelly Kelly Orchards Acton, Maine___ apple-crop mailing list apple-crop@virtualorchard.com

[Apple-Crop] Thining D'Anjou pears

2017-05-31 Thread kellyorchards
Can/should D'Anjou pears be chemically thinned? Art Kelly Kelly Orchards Acton, Maine___ apple-crop mailing list apple-crop@virtualorchard.com http://virtualorchard.com/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop

[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