Cooling avocado trees by sprinkling
AuthorsM. P. Miller
F. M. Turrell
S. W. Austin
Authors AffiliationsM. 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.
Hilgardia 17(7):4-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n07p4. July 1963.
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.
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