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Slab pruning: Of mature orange trees eases harvesting, reduces yields

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J. E. Pehrson, Orange County
C. D. McCarty, University of California

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California Agriculture 19(12):4-5.

Published December 01, 1965

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Training or shaping trees for easier harvesting must take into account yield reduction from pruning operations. Reshaping mature Valencia trees by slab pruning resulted in 80% less fruit, according to this report of a two-year trial conducted by the Citrus Research Center and the Agricultural Extension Service.

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Assisting in these trials were L. N. Lewis, Department of Horticultural Science, Citrus Research Center, and R. G. Platt, Agricultural Extension Service, U. C., Riverside. The trees were provided by Rancho Los Cerritos, G. D. McGrath, Manager.

Slab pruning: Of mature orange trees eases harvesting, reduces yields

J. E. Pehrson, C. D. McCarty
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Slab pruning: Of mature orange trees eases harvesting, reduces yields

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

J. E. Pehrson, Orange County
C. D. McCarty, University of California

Publication Information

California Agriculture 19(12):4-5.

Published December 01, 1965

PDF  |  Citation  |  Permissions

Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Training or shaping trees for easier harvesting must take into account yield reduction from pruning operations. Reshaping mature Valencia trees by slab pruning resulted in 80% less fruit, according to this report of a two-year trial conducted by the Citrus Research Center and the Agricultural Extension Service.

Full text

Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

Assisting in these trials were L. N. Lewis, Department of Horticultural Science, Citrus Research Center, and R. G. Platt, Agricultural Extension Service, U. C., Riverside. The trees were provided by Rancho Los Cerritos, G. D. McGrath, Manager.


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