Apple growers in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia have taken an interest in precision apple thinning research funded by the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program (NNYADP). Project leader Michael Basedow who has worked with commercial apple growers in the northeastern NNY region, spoke about the use of pollen tube growth modeling with Michelle Cortens of The Orchard Outlook produced by Perennia Food and Agriculture, Inc., a development agency focused on Nova Scotia’s food sector. He presents a mini how-to lesson on how the modeling work. This link will take you to an Orchard Outlook page with a “play” button under the photo for the “E4 S2. Don’t sneeze at blossom thinning” episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/e4-s2-dont-sneeze-at-blossom-thinning/id1476334530?i=1000506961027. Michael is a tree fruit specialist with the Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program that includes the northeastern region of NNY in its service area.
To read reports on NNYADP-funded precision apple research: https://www.nnyagdev.org/index.php/horticulture/nny-horticultural-research/