Seasonal Monitoring Data and Models
Seasonal updates on insect trap counts and egg hatch models.
Seasonal infection periods for apple scab, fire blight, and sooty blotch/flyspeck for regions throughout Pennsylvania and central Maryland.
The Cornell Apple Carbohydrate Thinning Model is an attempt to factor in the interaction of environmental conditions and a tree’s physiological status for precision crop load management.
Routine measurements of fruit starch levels, ground color and other maturity indices allow growers to make improved decisions about optimum harvest dates for long-term storage. During August through the end of October, 2016, this site will be updated weekly with both tables and photos that demonstrate progressions in apple maturity.