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Bedford County

Apple Carbohydrate Thinning Model for Bedford County

New Paris

Green Tip: March 26
Full Bloom: April 16

DateMax Temp (°F)Min Temp (°F)Solar Rad (Mj/m2)ProductionDemandDaily Balance4-Day Avg. BalanceThinning Recommendation
26-May 64 55 0.9 0.00 69.31 -69.31 -56.19 Decrease chemical thinner rate by 30%
27-May 67 52 3.5 11.36 68.70 -57.33 -42.76 Decrease chemical thinner rate by 30%
28-May 65 55 2.7 3.74 70.68 -66.94 -23.27 Decrease chemical thinner rate by 15%
29-May 77 60 13.0 63.95 95.12 -31.17 4.69 Increase chemical thinner rate by 30%
30-May 73 57 13.3 70.15 85.75 -15.60 13.45 Increase chemical thinner rate by 30%
31-May 70 54 19.1 98.24 77.61 20.63 16.90 Increase chemical thinner rate by 30%
1-Jun 70 50 24.2 117.45 72.56 44.89 16.76 Increase chemical thinner rate by 30%
2-Jun 74 53 15.9 86.31 82.43 3.88 15.43 Increase chemical thinner rate by 30%
3-Jun 71 58 15.7 83.73 85.55 -1.82 -
4-Jun 68 54 17.9 96.54 76.44 20.10 -
5-Jun 65 53 21.5 110.47 70.89 39.58 -

Note date printed in boldface is the date the model was run and is based on expected temperatures for that specific date and location.

Contact Information

Robert Crassweller
  • Professor of Horticulture
Email:
Phone: 814-863-6163