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Mechanized hedging of close-planted walnut orchards

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D. E. Ramos, UC Davis
G. S. Sibbett, Tulare County
J. W. Osgood, Tehama County
E. Roncoroni, UC Davis

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California Agriculture 29(1):10-11.

Published January 01, 1975

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These two experiments indicate that once walnut orchards become crowded, hedging to allow light between trees is not effective in alleviating the condition. A substantial loss in production occurs initially and, al-though new growth develops in response to the hedging, it does not result in increased production, or in the restoration of lower fruit wood. Hedging, however, may prove to be a valuable tool in maintaining tree size and production in orchards where the trees have not yet grown together. Work needs to be done to evaluate the effect of repeated hedging where it is started before tree crowding has developed.

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Mechanized hedging of close-planted walnut orchards

D. E. Ramos, G. S. Sibbett, J. W. Osgood, E. Roncoroni
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Mechanized hedging of close-planted walnut orchards

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

D. E. Ramos, UC Davis
G. S. Sibbett, Tulare County
J. W. Osgood, Tehama County
E. Roncoroni, UC Davis

Publication Information

California Agriculture 29(1):10-11.

Published January 01, 1975

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

These two experiments indicate that once walnut orchards become crowded, hedging to allow light between trees is not effective in alleviating the condition. A substantial loss in production occurs initially and, al-though new growth develops in response to the hedging, it does not result in increased production, or in the restoration of lower fruit wood. Hedging, however, may prove to be a valuable tool in maintaining tree size and production in orchards where the trees have not yet grown together. Work needs to be done to evaluate the effect of repeated hedging where it is started before tree crowding has developed.

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