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Update from Dr Greg Lang:

Video: Cherry training systems and protective coverings at MSU

Dr. Greg Lang provided an update on April 29, 2017 regarding this spring's flowering and pollination of the cherry trials being done at Michigan State University. Now that the trial is in its 8th year, Dr Lang is able to share some of the key findings on:
  • root stocks (dwarfing, semi-dwarfing, semi-vigorous)
  • cherry training systems (UFO, TSA, KGB, SSA)
  • stationary rain shelters and automatic orchard covering systems
  • changing automatic roof control strategies with stages of flowering and fruiting
  • differences in disease pressure and tree health
  • orchard renewal strategies to maintain high fruit quality
  • orchard design that integrates tree architecture, pruning strategies and lower cost retractable roof designs

 
For those interested in seeing the trials first hand and diving deep into the key findings from Dr Lang’s cherry research over the last 8 years, a tour to visit Michigan State University is going to be organized for mid June as ripening occurs. Exact timing to be finalized around the end of May.
 
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Publication date: 5/15/2017

 


 

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