Summer 2018

Editorial – Behind the Scenes by Bill Dodd, Premier Apple

  1. Update on New Apple Varieties and Clubs
  2. Studies on Pollination and Fungicide Use During Orchard Bloom
  3. Bacterial Strain Affects Cultivar Response to Fire Blight in Apples
  4. Non-Mineral Prediction of Bitter Pit in ‘Honeycrisp’ Apples
  5. Breeding Apple Rootstocks to Match Cultural and Nutrient Requirements of Scion Varieties

Summer 2018 Issue

Spring 2018

Editorial – Behind the Scenes by Kevin Maloney, Cornell AgriTech at NYSAES

  1. The Use of Plant Growth Regulators for Crop Load Management in Apples
  2. Evaluation of Fruit Wastes as Off-Season Potential Breeding Sources for Spotted-Wing Drosophila in Michigan
  3. Why Is ‘Honeycrisp’ so Susceptible to Bitter Pit?
  4. Repellents to Prevent Ambrosia Beetle Infestations in Apples
  5. New Advances to Narrower Canopy Systems

Spring 2018 Issue

Winter 2017

Editorial – Apple Industry Evolves to Meet Market, Environmental, and Regulatory Challenges Through Science

  1. On-Farm Evaluation of Apple IPM Protocols in the Champlain Valley
  2. Wild apple species as a source of fire blight resistance for sustainable productivity of apple orchards
  3. Red-juiced apple cultivars for Great Lakes production
  4. Evaluation of newer biologicals and the SAR-activator candidate Regalia in fire blight control applied by spraying or trunk injection
  5. Expanding the Range of the Samurai Wasp, Trissolcus japonicus, in New York Orchards

Winter 2017 Issue

Fall 2017

Editorial – A BIG Thank You to All Our Field Trial Hosts

  1. Horticultural performance of Geneva® rootstocks grafted with ‘Fuji’ in the Hudson Valley, NY
  2. Stem-end flesh browning of ‘Gala’ apples is decreased by preharvest 1-MCP (Harvista) and conditioning treatments
  3. Evaluation of dormant copper sprays with bark penetrating surfactants in reduction of Erwinia amylovora in cankers and of low-rate copper sprays in blossom blight control
  4. The National Academies’ latest report on preparing for future biotechnology products and its potential impact on the fruit industry
  5. The Resurgence of Codling Moth in the Hudson Valley

Fall 2017 Issue

Summer 2017

Editorial – Every Year is Different

  1. Critical Weed Control Requirements in Young High-Density Apple Orchards
  2. Innovative Technology for Apple Harvest and In-field Sorting
  3. Managing Strawberry Root Problems For Improved Profitability and Sustainability on NYS Berry Farms: Using Entomopathogenic Nematodes to Control Strawberry Root Weevil Complex
  4. Sunburn management on ‘Honeycrisp’ in the Hudson Valley in 2016
  5. Ethanol Accumulation Does Not Predict Soft Scald in ‘Honeycrisp’ apples
  6. The Impact of New York’s Minimum Wage Rules and Overtime on New York Apple Growers

Summer 2017 Issue

Spring 2017

Editorial – What Single Trait Drives Research?

  1. NEWA (Network for Environment and Weather Applications) Provides Fruit IPM and Production Tools from 400 Weather Stations
  2.  Bitter Pit in Honeycrisp on G-41 vs M9-337: Observations from an Orchard Visit
  3. Tannin Additions to Improve the Quality of Hard Cider Made from Dessert Apples
  4. Stress-Induced Watercore in ‘NY2’ Fruit: Causes and Mitigation
  5. News on Ooze, the Fire Blight Spreader
  6. Apple Harvest Platforms: Quantifying Efficiency and Determining Economic Benefits
  7. Insect Mating Disruption – An Alternative Pest Management Strategy for Long Island Tree Fruit Orchards

Spring 2017 Issue

Winter 2016

Editorial: Some reflections from the departing NYSHS President

  1. Assessing Attract and Kill Disks in Conventional and Organic Small Fruit Production
  2. Managing Apple Orchard Weeds in the Fall
  3. The Fallout from the 2016 Hudson Valley Pre-Bloom Freeze: Will Applications of Certain Foliar Nutrients and Promalin Help Save an Apple Crop?
  4. Mechanical Blossom Thinning Followed by 6-BA Shows Promise as an Alternative to Thinning Without Carbyl
  5. ‘Archer’: A New June-bearing Strawberry for Matted Row and Annual Plasticulture Production
  6. Brown Marmorated Invasion is Picking Up Steam

Fall 2016

Editorial – Whose responsibility is it to be prepared for the next ZIKA Virus?

  1. Effects of Sunburn Treatments on Honeycrisp in the Hudson Valley in 2015
  2. Spotted Wing Drosophila Winter Biology
  3. Botrytis Bunch Rot: A Disease Requiring Integrated Control
  4. Obliquebanded leafroller (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) resistance to insecticides in Michigan apple and cherry orchards
  5. Dealing with Frost Damage and Climate Change in Tree Fruit Crops
  6. Making Apple Trees Friendlier for Mechanized Harvesting

Summer 2016

In this issue:

Editorial – We Have to Understand the Science!

Honeycrisp – To Condition or Not Condition?

Virus Transmission and Grafting Practices

Using Insect Netting on Existing Bird Netting Support Systems to Exclude Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) from a Small Scale Commercial Highbush Blueberry Planting

Precision Harvest Management

Environmental Sources of Agrobacterium vitis, the Cause of Crown Gall on Grape