Effects of control sprays on russetting of Bartlett pears
AuthorsW. O. Reil
J. A. Beutel
W. J. Moller
Hilgardia 27(6):5-6. DOI:10.3733/ca.v027n06p5. June 1973.
Russet (small, corky, brown spots on 1 the surface of fruit) makes pears less attractive to buyers and so reduces prices paid for fresh fruit even though it does not affect the eating or keeping quality. Several studies have shown that sprays, dew or rain on the surface of young fruit increase russet. For this reason, fireblight control sprays applied to pear trees with young russet-susceptible fruit were evaluated for their effect on fruit russet in 1971 and 1972.
Also in this issue:Reorganization of University of California's agricultural experiment station
Evaluation of chemical treatments on pear, '70, '71
Streptomycin-resistant control studies, 1972
Use of spray target cards and leaf analysis to measure spray coverage
Nonmercury fungicides for control of seedling disease of cotton
Using organic wastes as nitrogen fertilizers
Diagnosing potassium deficiency by soil analysis
Response of Thompson Seedless grapes to 4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid and benzothiazol-2-oxyacetic acid