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Fruit Program News

September 9, 2019
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Apple maturity report updated, September 9, 2019. Lindamac McIntosh, Buckeye Gala, Honeycrisp, and Blondee

http://ag.umass.edu/fruit/2019-apple-maturity-report

September 2, 2019

Apple maturity report updated, 09/02/19. Zestar!, Ginger Gold, River Belle, Akane, Minneiska, Honeycrisp, Buckeye Gala, Lindamac McIntosh

https://ag.umass.edu/fruit/2019-apple-maturity-report

August 27, 2019
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Apple maturity report updated 08/27/19: Ginger Gold, Minneiska, Akane

http://ag.umass.edu/fruit/2019-apple-maturity-report

August 19, 2019

ReTain Recommendations for Harvest Management -- Apples (and pears and peaches)

From Jim Wargo, Valent USA

Thanks to Jim and UConn's Mary Concklin where these recommendations appeared in her e-mail newsletter...

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August 1, 2019

A reminder that ReTain can be used on peach, nectarine, and plum for harvest management and improvement of fruit quality. From the ReTain label: Depending on cultivar, orchard conditions, and grower objectives, one or more of the following benefits... Read more »

July 25, 2019

With the heat wave and dry spell broken, for now, we are seeing an increase in SWD numbers in our monitoring traps.  This means, of course, it's time to make sure you are up to speed on your management practices! Check out the Quick and Dirty SWD... Read more »

June 25, 2019
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As fruit ripen they become susceptible to spotted wing drosophila (SWD) infestation. Right now that includes strawberries, and very soon cherries and blueberries. Followed not long after by peaches and nectarines. We are catching SWD in traps! For the... Read more »

June 4, 2019

Fruit twilight meeting, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. 5:30 PM. Bashista Orchards, 160 East Street, Southampton, MA. 2 pesticide re-certification credits. Light supper served, no pre-registration necessary but $20 registration collected at... Read more »

May 7, 2019

Bloom Thinning with the Pollen Tube Growth Model (PTGM)

Mike Basedow, CCE-ENYCHP & Dan Donahue CCE-ENYCHP

Reprinted from Cornell ENYCHP Tree Fruit E-Alert, Donahue and Basedow, for April 30th, 2019 @ 10:00 am

We trialed the PTGM thinning protocol in ENY orchards in 2018 to mixed results. Spray timings are critical (hours, not days), and inclement weather can interfere. Trials have been set up in Ulster, Columbia, and Clinton Counties for 2019.

May 3, 2019

NEWA announces partnership with Onset Corporation. The New York State IPM Program at Cornell University is pleased to announce that Onset Corporation has joined the NEWA family and will be partnering to integrate HOBO® weather station data used by growers for use with insect pest and plant disease decision support tools at http://newa.cornell.edu.

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