Thursday August 16, 2007 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00
Dan Gould - Orchard View Farm
149 Prospect Road, Morristown N.S.
Apple producers and friends are invited to attend
an afternoon session of reviewing some of the results of the 2007 growing
season to date. An opportunity to see what's happened, see what's working,
what's not, and see what might be better options next time.
Apple Scab - Where did we go wrong? When were the infection periods recorded compared to when we sprayed. Dr. Gordon Braun, AAFC Kentville
Mites - Late season control. Is it worth spraying for mites in late August and what should we use? Jeff Franklin, AAFC Kentville
Crop Load Management on Honeycrisp - Have we thinned off enough fruit? Bill Craig will discuss the merits of proper crop load and how to achieve it.
Nursery - How does the nursery look since our last visit in the spring? Larry Lutz will demonstrate how to bud graft.
Sponsored by the Apple Farmers' Association of Nova Scotia
Dr. Gordon Braun, AAFC Kentville - Apple Scab Season Summary
Jeff Franklin, AAFC Kentville - Summer Mite Issues
Larry Lutz, Scotian Gold Cooperative Ltd. - Budding in the nursery
Results of Spring 2007 topworking to better varieties
Bill Craig, AgraPoint - Honeycrisp crop load management
The Tour was "just peachy" - "millions of peaches for free"