Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Cooling avocado trees by sprinkling

Authors

M. P. Miller
F. M. Turrell
S. W. Austin

Authors Affiliations

M. P. Miller is Farm Advisor, Agricultural Extension Service, Riverside; F. M. Turrell is Professor of Biochemistry and Plant Physiologist at Citrus Research Center and Agricultural Experiment Station, University of California, Riverside; S. W. Austin is Senior Laboratory Technician at Citrus Research Center and Agricultural Experiment Station, University of California, Riverside.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 17(7):4-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n07p4. July 1963.

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Abstract

Avocado trees are subject to fruit drop from hot weather. Field tests recently made in an avocado orchard, using overhead sprinklers for evaporational cooling, were effective in modifying air temperatures sufficiently to indicate possible control of this disorder. Temperature reductions of 5° to 7° were obtained.

Miller M, Turrell F, Austin S. 1963. Cooling avocado trees by sprinkling. Hilgardia 17(7):4-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n07p4
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