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Precision Crop Load Management 2015 - Information and Tools for the Job

Last Modified: May 8, 2015

Learning and implementing precision apple thinning will not be difficult this year. We have videos and a webinar that will bring you up to speed on this very important crop management tool.

Video 1: Precision Crop Load Management (PCLM) – An overview of PCLM and its benefits by Dr. Terrance Robinson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DixETqPgLa4&feature=youtu.be

Video 2: PCLM Conversations with Growers - NY grower’s perspective on PCLM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-CFHzA6hJM&feature=youtu.be

Video 3: Learning Precision Apple Thinning – The details on how to implement the thinning protocol on your farm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoC2rRIsb-g&feature=youtu.be

PCLM Webinar: 2015 Webinar by Terrance Robinson reviewing the benefits of PCLM and the 2015 protocol for precision thinning
https://cornell.webex.com/cornell/ldr.php?RCID=56af8ee7a0c79a21953bf8314ef9b81b

Precision Thinning Steps for 2015: A printable word document that you can carry with you when starting the protocol on your farm.  See Document Below.

Fruit Count per Tree Calculator for 2015: An excel spreadsheet that will help you calculate a target fruit count per tree based on achievable yields and fruit size desired.  See Document Below

The work of the Precision Chemical Thinning Program is supported by the Apple and Research Development Fund.




Precision Thinning Steps – 2015 (pdf; 86KB)

Fruit Count per Tree Calculator - Precision Thinning 2015 (xlsx; 11KB)

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Upcoming Events

2021 Virtual 'Honeycrisp' Meetup Summer Series

June 3, 2021 : Crop Load Management

June 17, 2021 : Rootstocks

July 1, 2021 : Nutrient Management

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2021 LOF Summer Fruit Tour

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 12, 2021

LOF is excited to inform our stakeholders that we will be having a summer tour in 2021. Thanks to eased restrictions due to continued decreases in COVID infections and many millions of New Yorkers getting vaccinated, Cornell is following New York State's guideline for outdoor public meetings. So, mark your calendars for Thursday, August 12, - LOF Summer Tour featuring Wayne County. We are in the early planning stages and will be reaching out to potential sponsors shortly. Stay tuned for more info about the tour.

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Cornell Small Farms Program New Season of Online Courses-Enroll Now!

January 11, 2021
February 22, 2021
September 1, 2021
November 1, 2021

CSFP's new season of online courses is almost halfway through, and now's the time to register for their upcoming block three courses which begin in the new year. Upcoming courses include their new offering on social media and online marketing, farm business courses, and production courses covering beekeeping, mushrooms, sheep and more.

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2021 Events - for details and registration info click on the event title of interest:
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 https://www.youtube.com/c/LakeOntarioFruitProgram

NOW - please scroll down to find links to Strawberry Grower Survey & Degradable Mulching Films for Sustainable Agriculture Survey!

17 Jun -  Virtual 'Honeycrisp' Meetup Summer Series - Rootstocks - 7pm - online - Free

1 Jul - Virtual 'Honeycrisp' Meetup Summer Series - Nutrient Management - 7pm - online - Free

12 Aug - LOF Summer Fruit Tour  - In Person featuring Wayne County - click here! for more info. Potential Sponsors- click here!



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: https://cornell.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bEpfAijoP7puQDP

For more information on this survey please visit http://blogs.cornell.edu/swd1/2020/12/02/new-weed-management-technology/


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 https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=711&crumb=pests|pests.

Pollinator Resouces

Now available Pollinator Resource Links


Article: "Supplemental Coverage Option for Apples"

Supplemental Coverage Option for Apples - Should you add this endorsement to your apple crop insurance policy?

Elizabeth Higgins, Ag Business Management Specialist, ENYCH


For the full article click the link below.

https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=604




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