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What's New in Crop Load Management

Event Details


March 18, 2022


1:30pm - 4:45pm




Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Mike Basedow

Event Registration

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.

Register now:

Webinar Agenda

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 | 

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CCE prioritizes the health, safety and well-being of the communities we serve. Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and due to an abundance of caution certain events will be cancelled. Please check back through out the week for any additional event cancellations.

Have you missed a meeting recently?  All recorded LOFP hosted webinars can be found on our YouTube Channel

NOW - please scroll down to find links to Strawberry Grower Survey & Degradable Mulching Films for Sustainable Agriculture Survey!
22 July - Hard Cider Summer Tour 2022 - 10am - 5pm, preregistration required, suggested $5 donation

28 July - 2022 Postharvest Reviews: Session 1. Pre- & postharvest factors affecting the quality of 'Gala' & recommendations for this year's harvest and storage season. - Noon - Free Zoom

9 August - LOF Summer Tour, eastern Orleans County - More info here:

11 August - Annual Cornell Hemp Field Day - 8am - 3pm - $25/person

16 - 17 August - NASGA Summer Tour - all day - South Central Ontario, Canada

Pollinator Resouces

Now available Pollinator Resource Links

Meeting Recordings Now Available

Did you miss the recent meeting?  Check and see if we recorded it and added it to our website or Lake Ontario Fruit Program YouTube Channel.

Honeycrisp Meetup recordings available here.

Why are my trees growing so poorly? recording available here.

Additional Recorded Webinars listing with recording and resource link are available at

New Publication on Growing Pawpaws

Are you a fan of pawpaws? These custardy fruits can be hard to come across, so this guide provides information on how to grow your own pawpaw from seed, and how to care for grafted seedlings. Pdf on growing now available.​|crops|unusual_fruit|crop*50

New Weed Management Technology Survey

Want to move away from herbicide reliance? Are you using novel technologies to manage weeds? We want to know about it to inform our weed science research. A team of weed scientists from University of California Davis, Oregon State University, and Cornell University are asking berry, tree fruit, tree nut, and vine crop growers to take 5 to 10 minutes and answer this short and anonymous survey. Weed Technology Survey link:

For more information on this survey please visit

Pollinator Webinar Series - Summer 2020

The Pollinator Webinar Series presented by Penn State cover bee health and pollination services.

Bloom Pesticides for Pollinator Health

A reference table created by Janet van Zoeren and Anna Wallis, is now available at|pests.