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 Reasons for poor fruit set this spring 
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Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:53 pm
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Location: Seattle, WA
Post Reasons for poor fruit set this spring
Maybe this has already been covered and, if so, I apologize for bringing it up again. I'm looking for both precise and objective reasons (perhaps from beekeepers) as well as subjective idiosyncratic anecdotes as to why there seems to have been such poor pollination this season. I understand that, most likely, adverse weather conditions contributed mightily. I'm interested in reading your theories [and perhaps recollections as to when we last had a similarly poor fruit set]. Thanks. David Conners

Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:06 pm

Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:27 pm
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Location: Yamhill County, Oregon
David, Here's the preamble to a post I made regarding poor fruit-set in Yamhill County (Oregon). The link will take you to a McMinnville News-Register article that describes conditions pretty well in my 'neck-of-the-woods.'

In case any of you have been wondering if you're alone with this years lousy fruit production (Western Oregon's Willamette Valley), the following story is the "talk of my neighborhood."

I've not seen a worse year for fruit production in the last 20+... I'm wandering around fruit starved - among my 27 fruit trees! The figs are finally ripening, so I'll soon get my fill; but I'm sure glad my livelihood doesn't depend on my tree crops! ... _no=196812

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