I just wanted to share with you some of the slides and information I presented this past Tuesday via zoom in case you haven’t had a chance to attend the meeting. You may also consider reading my previous blog post on blossom thinning (https://blogs.ext.vt.edu/tree-fruit-horticulture/2020/03/28/apple-blossom-thinning-general-overview-and-updates/) and the factsheet on the Virginia Cooperative Extension webpage (https://www.pubs.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/pubs_ext_vt_edu/spes/spes-134/SPES-134.pdf) if you want to get a better idea about the science and application of chemical thinners, e.g. 6-BA, NAA and ethephon.
Table 1: Chemicals and plant growth regulators labeled for fruit thinning in Virginia
Table 2: Thinning chemicals and rates recommended for petal fall-5 mm fruit diameter
Table 3: Thinning chemicals and rates recommended for 6 mm-15 mm fruit diameter
Table 4: Chemicals and rates recommended for rescue thinning applications (at 16-25 mm fruit diameter)
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