Leaf drop in citrus: Excessive fall regardless of cause may lower soluble solids in fruit
AuthorsW. A. Rhoads
R. T. Wedding
Authors AffiliationsW. A. Rhoads was Laboratory Technician, Plant Physiology, Riverside, when the tests reported here were conducted; R. T. Wedding is Assistant Plant Physiologist, University of California, Riverside.
Hilgardia 7(10):9-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v007n10p9. October 1953.
Excessive leaf drop of citrus—resulting from oil sprays, insect or mite damage, or physiological disorders—probably materially interferes with the total carbohydrate production of the tree, and may result in a lower level of total soluble solids in the fruit at harvest.
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