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by Hugh
Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: apple pickers
Replies: 3
Views: 5185

Re: apple pickers

Harry, Sorry you can't find pickers. Here is the problem and solution. The problem is that Americans are spoiled. they expect to live all day by having iPod headphones in their ears and the TV and internet entertaining them to no end. You will never get pickers as long as there is unlimited unemploy...
by Hugh
Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Codling Moth
Replies: 2
Views: 4424

Re: Codling Moth

Yes, I have an idea. Using Nylon to wrap your apples is using a petroleum product which contributes to global warming! You are a believer in global warming, (according to your recent posts) so I suggest you pass on nylon. Nylon is a petroleum based chemical! As far as codling moth goes, don’t they h...
by Hugh
Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Crows!
Replies: 14
Views: 14145

Re: Crows!

This is how many major orchards do it: http://www.birdgard.com/
by Hugh
Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Apple a day may keep cardiologist away
Replies: 1
Views: 3700

Apple a day may keep cardiologist away

"...In a study of healthy, middle-aged adults, consumption of one apple a day for four weeks lowered by 40 percent blood levels of a substance linked to hardening of the arteries...."

See: http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-cro ... ogist-away
by Hugh
Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What is wrong with my apple trees - blotched leaves etc
Replies: 6
Views: 6020

Re: What is wrong with my apple trees - blotched leaves etc

Another note. One nice feature about apple trees is that they drop their leaves in the winter and become dormant. This gives the grower a chance to rethink the tree’s culture and also rids the leaves of insects and pathogens. Many of these insects will lay eggs in the tree’s bark or soil and some of...
by Hugh
Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What is wrong with my apple trees - blotched leaves etc
Replies: 6
Views: 6020

Re: What is wrong with my apple trees - blotched leaves etc

The reason I asked your location was to discover the reason there is a mossy looking ground cover under the trees. This might be baby tears or some sort of moss, but whatever it is, it looks like the ground covers one sees in high rain fall areas or a case of extreme over irrigation. I can see sligh...
by Hugh
Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: What is wrong with my apple trees - blotched leaves etc
Replies: 6
Views: 6020

Re: What is wrong with my apple trees - blotched leaves etc

Where are the trees located? State, climate zone?
by Hugh
Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:57 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: The reduction in genetic diversity of apples since the 1920s
Replies: 1
Views: 5138

Re: The reduction in genetic diversity of apples since the 1

I don't see a problem. There are whole forests of wild apples in western China. there are also native apple species in N. America. The original genetic material is still there and has not been lost. By the way, "inbreeding" is presented as being undesirable, when in fact many breeds of dogs, cattle,...
by Hugh
Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Help ID this apple/tree, please.
Replies: 4
Views: 6742

Re: Help ID this apple/tree, please.

Looks like Red Delicious. Thick skin, see description on this site, "The skin can be quite tough" http://www.orangepippin.com/apples/red-delicious

Also has the oblong look, see photo: http://naturallyhealthyandgorgeous.word ... us-apples/
by Hugh
Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Effects of climate warming and increased CO2 in Apples
Replies: 8
Views: 16921

Re: Effects of climate warming and increased CO2 in Apples

Following is a list of scientists in Pennsylvania who believe humans are not warming the planet and or that the planet is not getting warmer at all. You can find this list at http://www.petitionproject.org/index.php Roy Melville Adams, PhD, Lionel Paul Adda, PhD, George Aggen, PhD, Thomas I. Agnew, ...
by Hugh
Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Spraying
Replies: 4
Views: 4889

Re: Spraying

This is a good site with a spray program: http://www.umass.edu/fruitadvisor/facts ... edule.html
by Hugh
Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: New growth turning upwards????
Replies: 4
Views: 4626

Re: New growth turning upwards????

Something to consider, "V" branches are weaker than "L" branches, and they will break easily with a load of heavy fruit. You can use "branch spreaders" (clothes pins, toothpicks, rubber bands, wire, hanging weights etc. - be inventive) to spread the branches to a more favorable angle. I use 18 gauge...
by Hugh
Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Fire Blight on Tremblett's Bitter?
Replies: 9
Views: 9088

Re: Fire Blight on Tremblett's Bitter?

I don't think a 20 degree change in temps would cause leaf drop - however, you did not have leaf drop, so the question is moot. If the leaves turned black and hung on the tree, sounds like fireblight. I would cut off a branch, and cut away some bark and look for black/red streaks under the bark next...
by Hugh
Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Fire Blight on Tremblett's Bitter?
Replies: 9
Views: 9088

Re: Fire Blight on Tremblett's Bitter?

I have never seen leaf drop in fireblight infections. In all cases I have seen, in pear, apple and pyracantha, the leaves cling to the branches and turn brown. Normally, leaf drop (abscission) is caused by some shock, from extreme hot to cold, waterlogged soil, chemical gases (gasoline fumes, etc). ...
by Hugh
Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Rotting apple tree??
Replies: 4
Views: 7184

Re: Rotting apple tree??

I would leave the holes open. If you try to seal them, the tree will grow and or the filler material will shrink or expand and gaps will develop, and you will be faced with the same problem again. Years ago, concrete was used to fill holes in trees until it was realized a good seal was impossible an...