• Choose the right rootstock for Honeycrisp

Choose the right rootstock for Honeycrisp

  • April 10th, 2014

The ideal rootstock for Honeycrisp is one that promotes moderate tree vigor along with good productivity, says Dr. Terence Robinson, horticulturist at Cornell University, New York.

Many growers who are using the precocious dwarfing Malling 9 or Budagovsky 9 rootstocks are having difficulty getting the trees to grow to fill [...]

  • 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 [...]