Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Slab pruning: Of mature orange trees eases harvesting, reduces yields

Authors

J. E. Pehrson
C. D. McCarty

Authors Affiliations

J. E. Pehrson is Farm Advisor, Orange County; C. D. McCarty is Extension Horticulture Technologist, Agricultural Extension Service, University of California, Riverside.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 19(12):4-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v019n12p4. December 1965.

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Abstract

Training or shaping trees for easier harvesting must take into account yield reduction from pruning operations. Reshaping mature Valencia trees by slab pruning resulted in 80% less fruit, according to this report of a two-year trial conducted by the Citrus Research Center and the Agricultural Extension Service.
Pehrson J, McCarty C. 1965. Slab pruning: Of mature orange trees eases harvesting, reduces yields. Hilgardia 19(12):4-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v019n12p4
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