2022 SAP Analysis
July 15, 2022
TBA - region specific
At The Door Price
SAP Analysis pay by Check - Invoice Option : $5.00
Please identify the # of samples to be invoiced at $5/per sample
SAP Analysis - Pay Online by Credit Card : $5.00
(addl attendee $5.00 ea.)
Please identify the block name and farm (if different from registration) for each sample in the name of attendee line
HostLake Ontario Fruit Program
PLEASE NOTE: For the invoice option to pay by check it still costs $5/sample. The wording "free" is incorrect, and updating our registration system is in progress.
In early July we will begin a cooperative effort between Cornell extension, growers, consultants, and storage operators to collect Honeycrisp fruitlets statewide to analyze them for mineral nutrient concentrations. This is part of a statewide extension effort funded by ARDP to evaluate Honeycrisp orchards throughout the state for determination of fruit storage potential and the risk of bitter pit in storage.
Note: Event Date is a place holder needed for this registration to be active and appear on the LOF Website; please watch for specific collection date announcements.
For the last several years we have evaluatedpeel SAP analysis to predict bitter pit early in the growing season to allow better decisions on mitigation efforts during the rest of the season and storage potential. Peel SAP analysis is being offered statewide for a 2nd year, with the support from NY Apple Research and Development Program. In 2021 we evaluated over 250 blocks across New York State and continue offering this opportunity to growers this year.
We would like to encourage all Honeycrisp growers to start thinking about which Honeycrisp blocks (or ideally all blocks at your farm) you would like to collect fruit for peel SAP analysis this July. We are specially inviting all packinghouses and their Honeycrisp fruit growers to submit peel samples to CCE this season.
If you participate, you will first need to sign up and pay for all samples using the registration on this page, and then follow the link provided in your registration confirmation email to complete the Qualtrics form with the necessary details for each sample. Then, at the announced date in July by your local CCE specialist, collect a 30-fruit sample from each of your Honeycrisp blocks, weigh the sample to get the average fruit weight in grams (see note below), peel the fruits, freeze the peel sample, and then contact your local fruit extension specialist for submitting the sample. We will then analyze the peel sap for nutrient concentrations and send you a report on nutrient ratios and recommendations for mitigation actions and storage recommendations by late July. We believe that this new and early predictive tool will allow for more effective management of Honeycrisp fruit nutrition to reduce bitter pit incidence.
There will be a nominal fee of $5 for each sample submitted but most of the analysis cost will be covered by the ARDP grant we were awarded.
Sample collection can be reviewed here: https://youtu.be/hYCqE0FwANI
To facilitate the collection of samples we ask that you now complete the Register for the number of blocks you will be testing and complete the Qualtrics Form linked in your registration confirmation email. After the samples are collected the frozen sample(s) will be transported for peel SAP analysis at Cornell Nutrient Analysis Lab in Ithaca.
We hope all Honeycrisp growers in cooperation with their packing and marketing company, will submit a sample from each Honeycrisp block in NY for peel SAP analysis via CCE this season!
Note: It is very important that growers weigh their 30-fruit sample BEFORE peeling the fruits this year & include this information on the peel sample bag. This data will be used to correct and standardize the nutrient ratios by factoring in the effect of fruit size at sampling in July. We encourage all growers to use their digital kitchen balances (if working properly) or buy a cheap balance on Amazon at $9.99. Please check the following website:
No upcoming events at this time.