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Chemical fruit thinning of loquat by naam.

Fecha de publicación:
1 de enero de 2004

Fruit size is essential for loquat marketing and profitability. In this crop most cultivars use to set too heavily making mandatory some kind of fruit thinning. Usually, thinning is done by hand at February, but this practice is expensive and of limited results due to its late execution. Chemical fruit thinning is the obvious alternative; however, due to the limited importance of this crop, efforts for developing chemical fruit thinning in loquat have been scarce. In this experiment, we tested thinning capacity of NAAm and its effects on fruit size, earliness and yield of cultivar ‘Algerie’. Our results ...