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So far the 2018 apple season has been defined by warm, humid, and very rainy weather. We are guessing …

Cover photo for Promoting Return Bloom in Apple

Promoting Return Bloom in Apple

While the growing season is still young, we’ve observed multiple environmental challenges in 2018. To date, some sites/growers in …

Cover photo for Apple Thinning Update: 05/15/18

Apple Thinning Update: 05/15/18

The effects of chemical thinner applications that occurred ~2 weeks ago are apparent. A clear separation in fruit size …

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Apple Disease Update: 2nd Cover

The forecast is calling for a considerable amount of rain this week in Western North Carolina. Remember, for most …

Cover photo for Apple Thinning Update: 05/11/18

Apple Thinning Update: 05/11/18

The purpose of this post is to provide a brief update on projected temperatures and carbohydrate balance estimates. This …

Cover photo for Apple Thinning Update: 05/08/18

Apple Thinning Update: 05/08/18

In blocks that received chemical thinners last week, it is too early to assess the effect of this application. …