APPLE - YELLOW NEWTON
Do not apply Amid-Thin W through any type of irrigation system. Amid-Thin W contains 1-Naphthaleneacetamide and is used to thin many varieties of apples and pears as a petal fall spray.
DIRECTIONS FOR THINNING APPLES
Many factors affect fruit set including; tree vigor, provisions for cross-pollination, weather conditions and bee activity. Other important considerations are last year's fruit set level and current year's food reserve status which is affected by crop load and foliage vigor in the preceding year. Limit the use of the higher concentrations given in the table of the label to vigorous trees having ample provisions for pollination and good fruit set. Use the lower concentration on weaker, less vigorous trees with less food reserves. One of the outstanding advantages of Amid-Thin W from the standpoint of over thinning is its wide range of safety at the concentrations suggested. It is important that early summer varieties are sprayed no later than petal fall since applications two to three weeks later often give insufficient thinning and may result in the development of inferior pygmy fruit.
Application at petal fall in normal years.
Petal Fall: Approximately 90% to 95% of petals off.
For Yellow Newton apple variety.
Weather conditions, amount of bloom and other factors that make for good set will vary in different localities. Contact your local extension pomologists as to time of application and rates to be used for your specific thinning problems.
Amount of Amid Thin W to Use per Ounces & Pounds (gallons of spray per acre).