March 15th 2009 Issue

Thinners of the future?

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Though abscisic acid (ABA) is one of the five major classes of plant growth hormones, it has never really been

Colony collapse crisis

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Bees are pushed hard to pollinate multiple crops, and some crops might not provide adequate nutrition.

Central Europe catches up

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Eighth-leaf Jonagold trees on Malling 9 rootstocks in the orchard of Werner Sommerbauer at Puch, Austria. The net

Optimum size for Gala

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Cornell University’s Dr. Terence Robinson, based on years of apple thinning research, has developed practical suggestions for New York growers

Apple Lines

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A Colombian street vendor displays her colorful fruit. Latin America is a diverse region that encompasses

Predicting thinning response

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Chemical thinning is often like a roll of dice, with weather and tree sensitivity variables affecting the outcome. But in

Apple Matters

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Now that President Barack Obama is in office and the 111th Congress moves to order on the nation’s business, the

Using postbloom thinners

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Dr. Duane Greene of the University of Massachusetts provided a brief overview of postbloom thinners and their benefits during tree

Honeycrisp seed numbers

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Michigan State University researchers suspect there is something physiologically different about Honeycrisp apples that leads to such variability in return

The nibble approach to thinners

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There’s more to chemical thinning agents than just their value in adjusting crop load to grow bigger fruit. Thinners are

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