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.

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> On Jun 6, 2017, at 5:45 PM, maurice tougas <appleman.maur...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> 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 
> to see the effects of thinning sprays applied two weeks plus ago as we've 
> been staying in the 40s/50s too. So far thinning effect has been what I would 
> consider modest (except Honeycrisp which appear to be thinning quite 
> nicely!).Warm weather predicted for weekend will tell us more and probably 
> give you a good opportunity if your fruit is still in susceptible range. My 
> two cents.
> 
> Mo Tougas
> 
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>> On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 3:23 PM, Smith, Timothy J <smit...@wsu.edu> wrote:
>> 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. 
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>> From: apple-crop [mailto:apple-crop-boun...@virtualorchard.com] On Behalf Of 
>> kellyorchards
>> Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 9:54 AM
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>> Subject: [Apple-Crop] Thinning and tree stress
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>> How much of a factor in thinning is tree stress related to waterlogged soils?
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>> Art Kelly
>> Kelly Orchards
>> Acton, Maine
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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 to see the effects of thinning sprays applied two weeks plus ago
as we've been staying in the 40s/50s too. So far thinning effect has been
what I would consider modest (except Honeycrisp which appear to be thinning
quite nicely!).Warm weather predicted for weekend will tell us more and
probably give you a good opportunity if your fruit is still in susceptible
range. My two cents.

Mo Tougas


On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 3:23 PM, Smith, Timothy J <smit...@wsu.edu> wrote:

> 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.
>
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> *From:* apple-crop [mailto:apple-crop-boun...@virtualorchard.com] *On
> Behalf Of *kellyorchards
> *Sent:* Tuesday, June 06, 2017 9:54 AM
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> *Subject:* [Apple-Crop] Thinning and tree stress
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> How much of a factor in thinning is tree stress related to waterlogged
> soils?
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> Art Kelly
> Kelly Orchards
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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
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To: Apple-Crop <apple-crop@virtualorchard.com>
Subject: [Apple-Crop] Thinning and tree stress

How much of a factor in thinning is tree stress related to waterlogged soils?




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[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?




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