Thursday, December 4, 2014

Measuring Up

So what is probably the last data collection activity of the 2014 season took place last week.  But it wasn't at the NCRS, but rather in a cherry orchard up in the Northern Michigan town of Kewadin. That's up by Traverse City, the Cherry Capitol, on the Grand Traverse Bay.  It's really pretty up there no matter when you go.  But it was definitely a cold day when Brian and Jake went up to take tree measurements to monitor the effects of in-season applications of Fase2 on tart cherry trees.  I showed pictures of this same operation last year, but this was Jake's first journey there.  They measured tree height and trunk diameter of both three- and five year old trees to compare treated and untreated trees.  Results will appear in the forthcoming Research Report.  But so far, so good.