• Mechanical thinning can damage spurs, leaf tissue and flowers

Mechanical thinning can damage spurs, leaf tissue and flowers

  • March 25th, 2014

Mechanical thinning looks like a ­promising technique for reducing the amount of labor-intensive hand thinning required in order to grow a good crop of nice-sized apples.

That’s the conclusion reached by a team of researchers from around the country who worked on a major project to evaluate mechanical thinning. For [...]