December 20th Penn State Extension Workshop on Crop Load Management
Posted: November 8, 2011
Dr. Greene is a professor of horticulture at the University of Massachusetts. Areas of research include control of flowering, fruit set and fruit abscission, use of plant growth regulators on apples and apple cultivar evaluation.
The workshop also includes presentations on the carbon balance model and use of a new tool—the Equilifruit Disk—for assessing optimum apple crop load. During the afternoon, participants will move to Kuhn Orchards, Cashtown, PA for a discussion of “Pruning to Manage Crop Load.” This afternoon pruning demonstration is free and will be conducted in Spanish and English, with interpretations provided by Bruce Hollabaugh.