Dual cycle of avocado flowers: Study of the continuous dual opening cycle of the avocado flower shows need of large flying insects for pollination
AuthorPeter A. Peterson
Author AffiliationsPeter A. Peterson is Assistant Geneticist in Horticulture, University of California, Riverside.
Hilgardia 9(10):6-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v009n10p6. October 1955.
The dual opening cycle of the avocado flower directly influences effective pollination and fruit setting—necessary steps—in developing useful hybrids by plant breeding.
Peterson P. 1955. Dual cycle of avocado flowers: Study of the continuous dual opening cycle of the avocado flower shows need of large flying insects for pollination. Hilgardia 9(10):6-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v009n10p6
Also in this issue:California's fruit industry: State's fruit acreage accounts for one fifth of total crop acreage and for one third of farm income from all crops
Acreage controls in California: Cotton growers' use of diverted acreage has direct and indirect effects on state's agricultural production pattern
High quality dehydrated meats: Dehydration by freeze-drying method results in products with color, flavor, and food value characteristics of fresh meats
Lima bean tolerant to stem rot: Strain of large seeded lima resistant to stem disease offers possible transference of resistance to commercial varieties
Electrical tests on nematodes: Results of investigations with high-voltage, nonthermal electrical treatments for control of root-knot nematodes
Morning-glory control sprays: Yields of flower seed increased in experiments with various spray materials for control of weed pest costly to growers
Walnut branch wilt: Reduction of disease in four-year experiment in Tulare County orchard
Reseeding forage after burns: Tests show seedling growth is best when forage is seeded in areas of white ash left by burns producing intense heat
Rice acreage may be cut in '56: Large carry-over of rice supply into 1955–56 marketing year plus 1955 crop creates special hazard for California growers
The role of fungi in the diet of the common damp-wood termite, Zootermopsis angusticollis