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Michael Basedow is a tree fruit specialist with the CCE Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program.
Tree Fruit Specialist Mike Basedow measuring Honeycrisp apples for the fruit growth model at an eastern New York orchard.

Precision Apple Thinning with Computer-Based Plant Growth Models

By Michael Basedow / October 20, 2020

A new bloom thinning model, developed by Virginia Tech researchers, might offer New York apple growers more precision and increased yields.  In eastern New York, there has recently been increasing interest in thinning apples earlier at bloom to improve return bloom in biennial varieties like Honeycrisp, and to begin the thinning process earlier in hard…

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