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Deficit irrigation Schedules to Promote Early Flowering in ‘Algerie’ Loquat.

Fecha de publicación:
2 de enero de 2006

Deficit irrigation initiated 8 weeks after harvest has been proven to be a suitable and more profitable strategy for producing loquat. To precise optimal water savings during that period an experiment was established comparing reproductive phenology in trees suffering 50%, 75% or 100% water cuts during six weeks (mid- June to end of July). Full irrigated trees were controls. Trees undergoing original postharvest deficit irrigation during an additional period of five more weeks, with 75% water cuts act as second control. All deficit irrigation treatments promoted earlier flowering when compared with control trees; the greatest advancement in full bloom date was achieved when water savings reached 75% (season 2004/05) or ...