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

Fall 2015

 

Editorial – Newly-formed Michigan Tree Fruit Commission fills gap to support research infrastructure

  1. Apple Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
  2. A Novel Mating Disruption System Designed for Rapid Deployment of Reservoir Pheromone Dispensers
  3. Determining Lime Requirement for Adjusting Soil pH in Apple Orchards
  4. A New Threshold-Based Management Tool for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in NY
  5. Effect of Soil Compaction on Strawberry Root Health and Yield
  6. Early Harvest is a Critical Factor in Decreasing Flesh Browning Development of ‘Empire’ Apples

Summer 2015

Editorial – The Transformation of the NY Apple Industry

  1. Strategies to Improve Early Growth And Yield of Tall Spindle Apple Plantings
  2. Apple Rootstocks Influence Mineral Nutrient Concentration of Leaves and Fruit
  3. Development of Solid Set Delivery Systems for High Density Apples
  4. Arctic Apples: A Look Back and Forward
  5. Measuring and Extending the Benefits of Orchard Mechanization in High Density Orchards in Western NY
  6. Why Tree Fruit Growers Should Implement a Pollinator Stewardship Plan

Spring 2015

Editorial – A Few Words from the Incoming Guest Editor

  1. Growing Apples for Craft Ciders
  2. Feeling the Burn! Chemical Injury on Apples Following Tank Mixtures of Captan, Single-site Fungicides, and Adjuvants
  3. Predicting Apple Fruit Set Model
  4. Cornell-Geneva Apple Rootstocks for Weak Growing Scion Cultivars
  5. Ambrosia Beetle – An Emergent Apple Pest
  6. Precision Pruning to Help Maximize Crop Value