Feb 9, 2022
Free ‘Apple R2F Webinar on Rootstock & Nutrition’ set for March 1

The Cornell Fruit Team has announced a nationwide Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Apple Root to Fruit (R2F) webinar for apple growers, Extension educators and crop consultants on March 1, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Eastern Time).

This free webinar will provide an opportunity to learn new findings on rootstock and nutrition for managing Honeycrisp and other high-value varieties in the Pacific Northwest and Eastern U.S.

This webinar will be a one-day intensive workshop focusing on the new advances in nutrition and rootstock research and the applications of new designer rootstocks suited for specific climates, soils, cultivars and planting systems in the U.S.

Register here.

Webinar agenda

11:00 am EST Webinar begins

11:00-11:40 am Apple rootstock performance – an Eastern perspective. Terence Robinson, Cornell University

11:40-12:20 pm Honeycrisp nutrient requirement and mitigation of bitter pit. Lailiang Cheng, Cornell University

12:20-1:00 pm Apple rootstock performance – a Western perspective. Stefano Musacchi, Washington State University

1:00- 1:30 pm Break

1:30-2:10 pm Role of rootstock and abiotic environment in tree nutrition. Lee Kalcsits, Washington State University

2:10-2:30 pm Rootstock effects on fruit quality and storability of Honeycrisp and Fuji. Essie Fallahi, University of Idaho

2:30-2:50 pm What we learned from rootstock trials in Michigan? Greg Lang, Michigan State University

2:50-3:30 pm Rootstock genotype and the root microbiome: implications for the control of replant disease. Tracy Somera, USDA ARS

3:30-3:50 pm New apple rootstocks on the horizon. Gennaro Fazio, Cornell University, and Terence Robinson, Cornell University

4:00 pm Adjourn

Contact Mario Miranda Sazo with any questions: 315-719-1318, [email protected]

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