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Precision Crop Load Management

Anna Wallis, Tree Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

April 30, 2015

Precision Crop Load Management (PCLM) is a 3-step process of managing apple crop loads more precisely:

1. Prune to a specific flower bud number
2. Chemically thin to a specific fruit number
3. Hand thin to a specific fruit number

PCLM Videos
The link below includes 3 PCLM videos produced by the Lake Ontario Fruit Team on PCLM.
http://www.goodfruit.com/videos-teach-precision-crop-load-management/

Precision Chemical Thinning 
Precision Chemical Thinning is the second leg of managing apple crop loads more precisely in the Precision Crop Load Management system. It utilizes sequential chemical thinning sprays guided by the use of the carbohydrate model and the fruit growth rate model to more consistently achieve a target crop load. 

The presentation below on Precision Chemical Thinning was given by Terence Robinson on April 29, 2015. It explains the steps involved and outlines the protocol for the thinning trial being conducted in the 2015 season.

A recording of the precision thinning WebEx presentation can be viewed here

Interested in Participating in the 2015 Precision Thinning Program?
Please contact Dan Donahue djd13@cornell.edu or Anna Wallis aew232@cornell.edu of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program if you would like to train your farm employees to conduct fruit measurements this year. Do not forget to send your target fruit number and flower cluster counts to Terence Robinson (tlr1@cornell.edu) by full bloom).


Precision Thinning 2015 TR (pdf; 1635KB)
  • Presentation given on 4/29/15


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Upcoming Events

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Relevant Information and Sensitivity Analysis

July 17, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.
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Berry Field Meeting: Exclusion Netting & SWD Monitoring

July 19, 2018
5-7pm
Poughkeepsie, NY

Join us at Poughkeepsie Farm Project, host site for our CCE SWD exclusion netting trial in raspberries. Peter Jentsch of the Hudson Valley Research Lab will discuss the netting trial, and the use of attract and kill baits in a U-Pick raspberry planting. A low tunnel over strawberries will be available for viewing. Bring a fruit sample for salt flotation testing, or a plant sample if you have other berry questions.

Attendees can enter for a chance to win free SWD monitoring traps!
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20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Pricing for Profit

July 24, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.
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Announcements

Check out the Updated Labeled Insecticides for SWD

Labeled Insecticides for Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila in New York Berry Crops - Quick Guide Compiled by Greg Loeb, Laura McDermott, Peter Jentsch & Juliet Carroll, Cornell University. Updated regularly. Check it out at this link!

Labeled Insecticides for Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila in New York Berry Crops - Quick Guide 


New Resources from CCE ENYCHP!

We are developing new ways to connect with the CCE ENYCHP team this year! We have a Youtube page located at this link. Check out videos on Table Grape Production, Pest Updates and the 20 Minute Ag Manager - in 4 Minutes series. 

There are also text alerts available. Fruit and vegetable farmers in 17 Eastern NY counties can now receive real time alerts on high risk disease and pest outbreaks texted directly to their cell phone. The Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture program, which is supported by local Cornell Cooperative Extension associations, will now offer text alerts to those that sign up. 

The text alerts will be reserved for important crop alerts that could impact management decisions immediately. For instance, if there were an outbreak of Late Blight in the area, this would be transmitted to vegetable growers.

Farmers can choose the crop for which they wish to receive updates. Additionally they can request that Ag Business Alerts be sent to them. These alerts might include due dates for crop insurance deadlines, market opportunities etc.

Text alerts are easy to access. Just click on the link below and fill out a very short registration form. It takes just seconds to do - access to important information has never been so easy!!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR CCE ENYCHP TEXT ALERTS!

If you have questions, please contact Abby Henderson at 518-746-2553 or email her at aef225@cornell.edu.  


Confused by the WPS (Worker Protection Standard)?

Please take note: WPS pertains to all farms-organic and conventional!  To be sure that you are complying with these regulations, please view the EPA link below:
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-09/documents/comparison-chart-wps.pdf

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