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Sizing cherry fruit with antitranspirant sprays

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D. C. Davenport, University of California, Davis.
K. Uriu, Department of Pomology, University of California, Davis.
R. M. Hagan, Department of Water Science and Engineering, University of California, Davis.

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California Agriculture 26(8):9-10.

Published August 01, 1972

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Abstract

A film-forming antitranspirant sprayed on Bing cherry trees 10 days before harvest improved the water status resulting in fruit size increases of 15%, without affecting dry weight. Application too early (3 weeks before harvest) reduced dry weight, however.

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This work was supported by funds from the United States Department of the Interior, Office of Water Resources Research, as authorized under the Water Resources Research Act of 1964 and by the University of California Water Resources Center. F. Costa allowed the use of his orchard; and J. Pearson, M. Pepple, P. E. Martin, M. A. Fisher and E. B. Roberts (Staff Research Associates) assisted with these studies.

Sizing cherry fruit with antitranspirant sprays

D. C. Davenport, K. Uriu, R. M. Hagan
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Sizing cherry fruit with antitranspirant sprays

Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article
Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article

Authors

D. C. Davenport, University of California, Davis.
K. Uriu, Department of Pomology, University of California, Davis.
R. M. Hagan, Department of Water Science and Engineering, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

California Agriculture 26(8):9-10.

Published August 01, 1972

PDF  |  Citation  |  Permissions

Author Affiliations show

Abstract

A film-forming antitranspirant sprayed on Bing cherry trees 10 days before harvest improved the water status resulting in fruit size increases of 15%, without affecting dry weight. Application too early (3 weeks before harvest) reduced dry weight, however.

Full text

Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

This work was supported by funds from the United States Department of the Interior, Office of Water Resources Research, as authorized under the Water Resources Research Act of 1964 and by the University of California Water Resources Center. F. Costa allowed the use of his orchard; and J. Pearson, M. Pepple, P. E. Martin, M. A. Fisher and E. B. Roberts (Staff Research Associates) assisted with these studies.


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