Volume 48 Number 1 Article 19 Pages: 46-46
Year 1994 Month 1
Title: The Northeast SARE (LISA) Apple Production Project
Developing sustainable apple pro
duction systems based on the use of
scab-resistant apple cultivars (SRCs)
and IPM techniques is a key objective
of this multi-disciplinary project involving 19 principal investigators across the
5 cooperating institutions.
Cultivar selection is a crucial decision for an apple
grower which will impact the farm's
competitiveness and profitability for
Factors that growers consider when deciding what cultivars to
plant include consumer acceptance and
marketability; winter hardiness; yield
potential; fruit storage qualities, color,
taste, and size; and potential pest man
These factors are
being researched in this Project.
scab-resistant orchards will undoubtly
present new economic considerations to growers, wholesalers, and proces
A further objective of this Project
is to provide economic analyses of alternative techniques and to forecast the
impact of changes in production systems on the Northeast apple industry.
In addition, apple growers must have
access to research-generated information that addresses the critical issues
Rapid information dissemination is a high priority of this project.
The Northeast Sustainable Apple Production Newsletter has over 1200 active
subscribers across the United States and
in 7 foreign countries including Canada,
Australia, Israel, Chile, Argentina, South
Africa and India.
Guide for Low-Input Sustainable Apple
Production has been well received and
continues to be requested world-wide.
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