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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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Pushing Production Limits In New Zealand

Tianna Dupoint, WSU Extension

New Zealanders we visited on the 2018 IFTA tour are looking beyond tons per hectare to how to improve pack-out and profits. With deep rich soils, a moderate climate, plentiful diffuse sunlight, and abundant water New Zealand’s growing conditions are…

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