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Tasting analysis of Honeycrisp

March 30, 2017 (Eastern NY and Niagara/Orleans county samples)
March 31, 2017 (Wayne county samples)
Tasting starts at 10:00am - approximately 2 pm or earlier
Please pre-register for this free event.

As many of you may know, We've been working on a statewide precision harvest management experiment, a 2 year funded USDA Specialty Crops Block Grant and New York Farm Viability Grant, "Measuring and Extending the Benefits of More Accurate Honeycrisp Harvest Predictions". This project is a continuation of Terence Robinson's precision harvest management work with some modifications. It focuses on Honeycrisp within the 3 main production regions of the state, in which many of you were involved.

The main goal of this experiment is to develop guidelines for precision harvest management by determining if Honeycrisp orchards can be evaluated at harvest for storage potential using fruit dry matter content, fruit mineral (peel and flesh) content, the DA meter, and piecing together complex block histories and cultural practices.

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Tasting analysis of Honeycrisp - Eastern NY & Niagara/Orleans County Samples

March 30, 2017

10:00am - ~2:00PM

NYSAES - Raw Products Building
Castle Creek Dr, off PreEmption Rd
Geneva, NY 14456


Cost

This event is free.


The 2016 growing season is the first of two that is this experiment. Craig Kahlke, Poliana Francescatto, Anna Wallis, Dan Donahue, Elizabeth Tee, Suzanne-Catherine Dupuis, Mario Miranda, Emelie Morton, Sarah Rohwer, Jaume Lordan, and Matt Wells sampled Honeycrisp fruit from nearly 60 orchards annually within a 3-4 week window. At harvest they measured fruit dry matter, mineral concentrations and fruit quality. Now, after 5-6 months of storage (with MCP treatment), we are evaluating fruit disorders, quality and conducting sensory analysis of the fruit.

Spring is coming earlier this year and we're aware most of you are getting very busy now. However, I would like to extend an invitation to you to attend the sensory analysis of these apples scheduled for Thursday March 30 and Friday March 31 at the Geneva Research Station (Raw Products Building).

It will take two days since we have a large number of samples (around 230) to taste. We will try to split the tastings between morning and afternoon with lunch in the middle. The first day (Thurs., March 30) we will be tasting only apples from the Champlain Valley (10 orchard blocks), the Hudson Valley (10 blocks), and Niagara/Orleans counties (15 blocks). The second day (Fri., March 31) we will be tasting apples only from Wayne County. Each of you will evaluate the apples according to visual appearance, crunchiness, off flavors and overall liking (taste).

Lunch and refreshments will be provided each day as an appreciation of your time.
For planning purposes, please pre-register. There is no charge. Also, feel free to extend the invitation and forward the registration link to anyone you think it would like and would be available to participate.

Your collaboration is greatly appreciated. Please, help us making this project a success.



Tasting analysis of Honeycrisp - Wayne County Samples

March 31, 2017

10:00am - ~2:00PM

NYSAES - Raw Products Building
Castle Creek Dr, off PreEmption Rd
Geneva, NY 14456


Cost

This event is free.


The 2016 growing season is the first of two that is this experiment. Craig Kahlke, Poliana Francescatto, Anna Wallis, Dan Donahue, Elizabeth Tee, Suzanne-Catherine Dupuis, Mario Miranda, Emelie Morton, Sarah Rohwer, Jaume Lordan, and Matt Wells sampled Honeycrisp fruit from nearly 60 orchards annually within a 3-4 week window. At harvest they measured fruit dry matter, mineral concentrations and fruit quality. Now, after 5-6 months of storage (with MCP treatment), we are evaluating fruit disorders, quality and conducting sensory analysis of the fruit.

Spring is coming earlier this year and we're aware most of you are getting very busy now. However, I would like to extend an invitation to you to attend the sensory analysis of these apples scheduled for Thursday March 30 and Friday March 31 at the Geneva Research Station (Raw Products Building).

It will take two days since we have a large number of samples (around 230) to taste. We will try to split the tastings between morning and afternoon with lunch in the middle. The first day (Thurs., March 30) we will be tasting only apples from the Champlain Valley (10 orchard blocks), the Hudson Valley (10 blocks), and Niagara/Orleans counties (15 blocks). The second day (Fri., March 31) we will be tasting apples only from Wayne County. Each of you will evaluate the apples according to visual appearance, crunchiness, off flavors and overall liking (taste).

Lunch and refreshments will be provided each day as an appreciation of your time.
For planning purposes, please pre-register. There is no charge. Also, feel free to extend the invitation and forward the registration link to anyone you think it would like and would be available to participate.

Your collaboration is greatly appreciated. Please, help us making this project a success.




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The document is a practical and colorful visual guide that shows some important pruning cuts to better grow and train the "money makers" Gala, Honeycrisp, and Fuji trees. The pruning cut decisions are easy to follow and their objectives are simple.  More information and the guide can be found here: https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=440&crumb=crops|crops|apples|crop*38



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2017 Winter Fruit School presentations that have been approved by the presenters are now available here https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=425&crumb=crops|crops|apples|crop*38; past LOF Winter Fruit School presentations approved for public distribution can be found under the Apples at the bottom in a list.


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Please use the link below to watch a YouTube video in which Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy Specialist of the Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team and Mario Sazo, Extension Associate of the Lake Ontario Fruit Program discuss Building Campus County Connections: Working with a Spanish Speaking Workforce.
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2017 Cornell Guidelines Available!

Now Available:
2017 Cornell Pest Management Guidelines for Commercial Tree Fruit Production
2017 Cornell Pest Management Guidelines for Berry Crops

These updated guidelines provide current tree fruit or berry crop production information for New York State. They provide valuable timings and recommendations for producers or consultants or anyone involved in the commercial production of tree fruit or berry crops.

Pricing:        Online       Print                     Both online version & print
Tree Fruit       $41          $41 + shipping      $57.50 + shipping
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2016 Apple Crop Survey Results

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