Yield effects of annual side-wall trimming on young orange trees
AuthorsJ. E. Pehrson
C. D. McCarty
G. L. Suthers
L. N. Lewis
Authors AffiliationsJ. E. Pehrson was farm advisors in Orange County, and are now located in Tulare County; C. D. McCarty is Extension Horticultural Technologist; G. L. Suthers was farm advisors in Orange County, and are now located in Tulare County; L. N. Lewis is Associate Horticulturist, Department of Horticultural Sciences, Citrus Research Center, University of California, Riverside.
Hilgardia 22(11):3-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v022n11p3. November 1968.
The training of young orange trees in close-spaced hedgerow plantings to allow easier picking, and use of harvesting aids such as movable scaffolds and platforms—or possible machine harvesting—is being considered and tested by many citrus growers. The two reports included here involve many aspects of the topping and hedging operations involved and the effects on trees, fruit quality, and yields. One article discusses results of experiments with both topping and hedging to prevent crowding of mature citrus trees in the Ventura area, and the other discusses yield effects from annual sidewall trimming of trees in an Orange County plot. These are progress reports of continuing research by both Experimental Station and Extension Service researchers toward cost reduction and eventual mechanization in citrus harvesting.
Also in this issue:Citrus hedging and topping to prevent crowding in mature trees
Plant preference of honeybees in white-flowered alfalfa
Controlling prune russet scab
Slip plowing in non-stratified clay
Gastrointestinal parasitism of lambs …a survey of Imperial Valley feeder lambs
Controlling submersed weeds in rice
Range fertilization revival
Chaparral fires change soil moisture depletion patterns
Inheritance of four morphological characters in lima beans