Navigation Links
Hybrid string blossom thinner tested in peach orchards
Date:12/29/2010

GETTYSBURG, PA Peach producers have traditionally relied heavily on hand thinning, a necessary but costly and labor-intensive field practice. Impacted by increasing labor costs and a limited workforce, peach and other stone fruit growers are turning to mechanical methods such as string thinners to minimize the need for hand thinning. A new ''hybrid'' string thinner prototype showed promising results when it was evaluated in four U.S. growing regions; the trials resulted in significant labor savings and increased peach size.

According to Pennsylvania State University's T. Auxt Baugher, corresponding author for the research report published in HortTechnology, the goal of the study was to determine if a new string thinner prototype designed to thin vase or angled tree canopies could be adapted for varying orchard systems. Trials with the hybrid mechanical blossom string thinner were performed in California, South Carolina, Washington, and Pennsylvania commercial orchards. The prototype used in the experiments was a hybrid of a vertical rotating string thinner designed to remove apple blossoms in organic orchards and a horizontal prototype evaluated in previous peach thinning trials. The researchers evaluated blossom removal rate, fruit set, labor required for follow-up hand thinning, fruit size distribution at harvest, yield, and economic impact. Additional information was collected using case study interviews of growers and orchard managers.

String thinner trials demonstrated reduced labor costs compared with hand-thinned controls, and increased crop value due to a larger distribution of fruit in marketable and higher market value sizes. Blossom removal ranged from 17-56%, hand thinning requirement was reduced by 19-100%, and fruit yield and size distribution improved in at least one string-thinning treatment per experiment. Notably, the savings in hand-thinning requirement and increases in fruit size distribution increased the econom
'/>"/>

Contact: Michael W. Neff
mwneff@ashs.org
703-836-4606
American Society for Horticultural Science
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. New hybrid plants could prompt more prodigious pepper production in Southwest
2. Hybrid vehicle rebates produce scant environmental benefits, high cost
3. Rice researchers make graphene hybrid
4. Single gene dramatically boosts yield, sweetness in tomato hybrids, CSHL-Israeli study finds
5. Genetic key discovered to dramatically increase yields and improve taste of hybrid tomato plants
6. Liposome-hydrogel hybrids: No toil, no trouble for stronger bubbles
7. What causes hybrid vigor?
8. ISU researchers develop hybrid protein tools for gene cutting and editing
9. Hard-wired for chocolate and hybrid cars? How genetics affect consumer choice
10. If GMO genes escape, how will the hybrids do?
11. Potential hemlock hybrids tolerant to invasive hemlock woolly adelgid
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Hybrid string blossom thinner tested in peach orchards
(Date:7/13/2015)... 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ... focused on the growing mobile commerce market, announced ... for BEHAVIORAL-DIRECTED AUTHENTIATION METHOD AND SYSTEM. ... secure method to make payments.  With this patent, ... with its groundbreaking voice-direct payment patent application, with ...
(Date:7/8/2015)... 2015 Summary Pancreatic cancer is the ... fatal, with a mortality rate of 10.9 deaths per ... cancer patients has highlighted a significant need for new ... met by the current market. A highly active ... varying molecule types and mechanisms of action, which provides ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... Calif. , July 7, 2015  Based ... market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Credence ID, LLC ... Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award. Credence ... to aid in its mission of offering enrollment ... populations globally. As Credence ID was formed by ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID Patents Behavior-Directed Payments 2NXT-ID Patents Behavior-Directed Payments 3NXT-ID Patents Behavior-Directed Payments 4Frontier Pharma: Pancreatic Cancer - Identifying and Commercializing First-in-Class Innovation 2Frontier Pharma: Pancreatic Cancer - Identifying and Commercializing First-in-Class Innovation 3Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges the Distinctive Customer-focused Attributes of Credence ID's Mobile Biometric Product Suite 2Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges the Distinctive Customer-focused Attributes of Credence ID's Mobile Biometric Product Suite 3Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges the Distinctive Customer-focused Attributes of Credence ID's Mobile Biometric Product Suite 4Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges the Distinctive Customer-focused Attributes of Credence ID's Mobile Biometric Product Suite 5
... A group of 35 researchers from institutions all along ... Science last week to further integrate and refine field measurements ... the U.S. East Coast. An understanding of the behavior ... coastal area, is needed to most accurately predict the rate ...
... , Cambridge, Mass. - January 23, 2012 - New ... form slimy mats on teeth, pipes, surgical instruments, and ... shown that the extracellular matrix (ECM), a mesh of ... creates osmotic pressure that forces biofilms to swell and ...
... CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Land and marine iguanas and ... sites in the Galpagos islands are more likely to ... or protected sites on the islands, researchers report in ... several different sites from free-living reptiles harbored Escherichia ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers meet to refine carbon budget for US East Coast 2Mighty mesh 2Mighty mesh 3Patterns of antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in Galapagos reptiles 2
(Date:8/3/2015)...  Aethlon Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD ), the ... diseases, today announced that it will host its First ... Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. ... release of fiscal 2016 first quarter results.  A recorded ... hours after the call at the Investor Relations portion ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... -- According to a new market report ... Asia to Witness Highest Growth by ... culture market was valued at US$ 586.1 Mn in 2014 ... 29.1% to account for US$ 2,717.6 Mn by 2020. ... 3D cell culture refers to a process ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... , July 31, 2015 In ... resources that help them drive positive health outcomes, ... vital source of patient care in their communities. ... annual tradeshow and conference, AmerisourceBergen announced a new ... Pharmacy Services Administration Organization and help independent pharmacies ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... , ... R-Biopharm is proud to announce the RIDASCREEN® Gliadin ... has been accepted by AOAC International as Official First Action method. The AOAC ... by R5 Competitive ELISA,” based on a specific monoclonal antibody to potentially celiac ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Aethlon Medical To Host First Quarter Fiscal 2016 Investor Call on August 13, 2015 2Global 3D Cell Culture Market Will Reach US$ 2,717.6 Million by 2020: Persistence Market Research 2Global 3D Cell Culture Market Will Reach US$ 2,717.6 Million by 2020: Persistence Market Research 3Global 3D Cell Culture Market Will Reach US$ 2,717.6 Million by 2020: Persistence Market Research 4AmerisourceBergen Unveils Suite of Enhanced Capabilities for Independent Pharmacies at ThoughtSpot 2015 2AmerisourceBergen Unveils Suite of Enhanced Capabilities for Independent Pharmacies at ThoughtSpot 2015 3RIDASCREEN® Competitve Gliadin Receives AOAC Official First Action Status 2
... assay effectively identifies melanoma, LA JOLLA, Calif., ... diagnostics for the early detection of,melanoma and other ... Cancer Research on its non-invasive assay that distinguishes ... Genomic Assay for,the Detection of Melanoma in Suspicious ...
... CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., April 15 Emisphere,Technologies, Inc. ... will host its,Annual Stockholders Meeting on Thursday, May ... Two Whippany Road, Morristown, New Jersey. The,meeting will ... TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Emisphere Technologies, Inc. is a ...
... -ARIUS report new data and program updates on cancer stem cell ... ... April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - ARIUS Research Inc., (TSX:,ARI), a biotechnology company ... it will be presenting new,findings and program updates related to its ...
Cached Biology Technology:DermTech Study on Melanoma Molecular Diagnostic to Be Presented at AACR 2Emisphere Technologies To Hold Annual Stockholders Meeting on May 8, 2008 2ARIUS presents new findings for anti-cancer antibody programs at AACR 2ARIUS presents new findings for anti-cancer antibody programs at AACR 3ARIUS presents new findings for anti-cancer antibody programs at AACR 4ARIUS presents new findings for anti-cancer antibody programs at AACR 5
... 96/384 workstation offers precise 96 and 384-well ... Utilizing 100ul and 200ul disposable tips, the ... accuracy and precision across a volume range ... includes two positions that enable indexing into ...
... reduce the chance of error. Thats the ... using Beckman Coulters extensive experience in laboratory ... the CEQ 8000 is a fully automated ... the capillary array with a patented linear ...
... The AquaMax DW4 liquid handling system from ... washing all in one instrument. The system ... dispensing and plate washing96-, 384- and 1536-welland ... washing. AquaMax DW4 has been optimized to ...
... to identify over 150 peptide modifications ... isoforms, protein subsets, and suppress false ... associations and relationships easily. The software ... relative protein expression analysis for discovery ...
Biology Products: