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Effects of preharvest applications of ethephon on maturation and quality of calmyrna figs

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Marvin Gerdts, Kearney Horticultural Field Station, Parlier, California
Gary Obenauf, Fresno County

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California Agriculture 26(5):8-9.

Published May 01, 1972

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Abstract

Applications of ethephon at rates from 300 to 500 ppm, applied when most of the basal figs had turned yellow, resulted in an earlier and more compact maturity period, without adverse effects to the crop. Earlier maturity in turn insured improvement of external and internal fig quality, without decreasing individual fruit weights. Ethephon is not registered for use on figs and is not recommended for use at this time by the University of California.

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Effects of preharvest applications of ethephon on maturation and quality of calmyrna figs

Marvin Gerdts, Gary Obenauf
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Effects of preharvest applications of ethephon on maturation and quality of calmyrna figs

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Authors

Marvin Gerdts, Kearney Horticultural Field Station, Parlier, California
Gary Obenauf, Fresno County

Publication Information

California Agriculture 26(5):8-9.

Published May 01, 1972

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Applications of ethephon at rates from 300 to 500 ppm, applied when most of the basal figs had turned yellow, resulted in an earlier and more compact maturity period, without adverse effects to the crop. Earlier maturity in turn insured improvement of external and internal fig quality, without decreasing individual fruit weights. Ethephon is not registered for use on figs and is not recommended for use at this time by the University of California.

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