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High-Density Planting Systems And Rootstocks For Sweet Cherries In The Northeast

TERENCE ROBINSON, POLIANA FRANCESCATTO AND JAUME LORDAN

Introduction Dwarfing cherry rootstocks have allowed new possibilities for developing high-density sweet cherry (Prunus aviumL.) orchards with smaller trees that are more precocious and productive and can either be covered with rain exclusion shelters or high tunnels to prevent rain…

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Fruiting Wall Production Systems For Apricots And Nectarines

PROJECT LEADER: GREGORY A. LANG

Year 4 (2018) of a Six-Year Duration Project (2015-2020): The overall objective of this project is to develop, refine, and evaluate two complementary orchard technologies, fruiting wall canopy architectures for stone fruit production and high tunnel protective covering structures, to…

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Project 2020: Optimizing Sweet Cherry Orchard Design & Efficiency

PROJECT LEADER: GREGORY A. LANG

Year 5 (2018) of a Seven-Year Duration Project (2014-2020): This project tracks the NC140 Canopy Training Systems x Rootstocks research trial (planted in 2010, scheduled for completion in 2019) and the multi-trial Competitive Orchards Project 2020 research-extension demonstration orchards (planted…

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IFTA 2017 Report Of Pear Activities

T. EINHORN, EINHORNT@MSU.EDU

1.The 2013 pear training/rootstock/spacing trial The 2013 pear training/rootstock/spacing trial completed its 5th season. Cooperator sites include OR (T. Einhorn), CA (R. Elkins), and NY (T. Robinson). The experiment is a factorial design to evaluate (1) rootstock- OH×F87, OH×F69 and Pyrodwarf 233,…

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Budagovsky, Geneva, Pillnitz, And Malling Apple Rootstocks Affect ‘Honeycrisp’ Performance Over The First Six Years Of The 2010 NC-140 Honeycrisp Apple Rootstock Trial

WESLEY AUTIO, TERENCE ROBINSON, SUZANNE BLATT, DIANA COCHRAN, WINFRED COWGILL, CHERYL HAMPSON, EMILY HOOVER, GREGORY LANG, RAFAEL PARRA QUEZADA, AND MATT STASIAK

One of the most critical elements of any apple orchard is the rootstock, particularly in high-density systems where the economic risks and potential returns are the highest. For more than 40 years, the NC-140 Multi-State Research Project has involved researchers…

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Fruiting Wall Production Systems For Apricots And Nectarines

PROGRESS REPORT FOR 2017 RESEARCH FUNDS SPONSORED BY INTERNATIONAL FRUIT TREE ASSOCIATION

Project Leader: Gregory A. Lang Progress: (comprehensive but brief narrative, progress, results to date, and challenges encountered)Year 3 (2017) of a Six-Year Duration Project (2015-2020): The overall objective of this project is to develop, refine, and evaluate two complementary orchard technologies, fruiting…

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Strategies To Improve Root Development, Tree Growth And Management Of Apple Nursery Trees

Poliana Francescatto, Terence Robinson and Jaume Lordan  Dept. of Horticulture, NYSAES, Cornell University, Geneva, NY, USA  Currently, tree fruit nursery stock is graded on the basis of caliper size and the number of feathers. From a physiological standpoint, the root…

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Project 2020: Optimizing Sweet Cherry Orchard Design & Efficiency

PROJECT LEADER: GREGORY A. LANG

Year 4 (2017) of a Seven-Year Duration Project (2014-2020): This project tracks the NC140 Canopy Training Systems x Rootstocks research trial (planted in 2010, scheduled for completion in 2019) and the multi-trial Competitive Orchards Project 2020 research-extension demonstration orchards (planted…

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Budagovsky, Geneva, Pillnitz, and Malling Apple Rootstocks Affect ‘FUJI’ Performance over the first six years of the 2010 NC-140 FUJI Apple Rootstock Trial

WESLEY AUTIO, TERENCE ROBINSON, BRENT BLACK, ROBERT CRASSWELLER, E-MAIL FALLAHI, MICHAEL PARKER, RAFAEL PARRA QUEZADA, AND DWIGHT WOLFE

The 40-year-old NC-140 Multi-State Research Project is comprised of researchers from 29 U.S. states, three Canadian provinces, Mexico, and Chile.  It evaluates fruit-tree performance on different rootstocks, with the principle goal of helping orchardists optimize their orchard system through rootstock selection.  NC-140…

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Evaluation of the Cornell-Geneva Apple Rootstocks and Other Promising Apple Rootstocks.- Progress Report 2017

Gennaro Fazio, Plant Genetic Resources Unit USDA ARS, Geneva NY, United States of America;gennaro.fazio@ars.usda.gov Jaume Lordan Sanahuja, Horticulture Section, School of Integrative Plant Sciences, Cornell University, Geneva NY, United States of America;jl3325@cornell.edu Poliana Francescatto, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University, NYS Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, NY 14456, Tel: 315-787-2227; Email: pf246@cornell.edu Gregory Peck, Horticulture Section, School of Integrative Plant Sciences, Cornell University, Geneva NY, United States of America;pf246@cornell.edu Terence Robinson, Horticulture Section, School of Integrative Plant Sciences, Cornell University, Geneva NY, United States of America;tlr1@cornell.edu

PROGRESS REPORT Experiments relating to the adaptability, dwarfing level, survival, precocity, and productivity, of elite rootstocks (objective 1), and evaluation of the effect of tissue culture propagation on the performance of Geneva rootstocks (objective 2). 2010 NC-140 Honeycrisp Apple Rootstock…

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