What's New in Crop Load Management
March 18, 2022
1:30pm - 4:45pm
HostEastern New York Commercial Horticulture
Cornell Cooperative Extension ENYCHP and LOFP are presenting a webinar on what's new in crop load management. Speakers will be joining us from NYSIPM, Cornell University, Michigan State University, and Valent USA. Topics will include NEWA crop load management tools, including the Pollen Tube Growth Model, the Carbohydrate Thinning Model, and the Fruit Growth Rate Model. We will also discuss the future of precision crop load management with computer vision technologies, and new materials you will soon be able to incorporate into your apple thinning programs. For those growing peaches, Dr. Anna Wallis will present on thinning with ACC, the first chemical thinner commercially available for stone fruits.
1:30 - Introduction: Mike Basedow (5 minutes)
1:35 - The NEWA crop load management interface: Dan Olmstead (10 minutes)
1:45 - A review of the NEWA PTGM and how it works: Dr. Greg Peck (25 minutes)
2:10 - Two years of using the PTGM on Gala and Honeycrisp in commercial orchards in Northern NY: (20 minutes) Mike Basedow
2:30 - How to use the NEWA carbohydrate thinning model and the fruit growth rate model (35 minutes) Dr. Terence Robinson
3:05 - Stretch break (10 minutes)
3:15 - Precision thinning and the future of thinning with computer vision (25 minutes) Dr. Terence Robinson
3:40 - What is ACC and how it works (20 minutes) Dr. Poliana Francescatto
4:00 - New thinning materials in New York (Accede and Metamitron): (15 minutes) Dr. Luis Gonzalez Nieto
4:15 - ACC Trials on Apple and Peach (20 minutes) Dr. Anna Wallis
4:35 - Final Q and A session for all speakers (10 minutes)
4:45 - End
Please contact Mike Basedow with any questions: 518 410 6823 | email@example.com
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