Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Yield effects of annual side-wall trimming on young orange trees

Authors

J. E. Pehrson
C. D. McCarty
G. L. Suthers
L. N. Lewis

Authors Affiliations

J. 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.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 22(11):3-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v022n11p3. November 1968.

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Abstract

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.

Pehrson J, McCarty C, Suthers G, Lewis L. 1968. Yield effects of annual side-wall trimming on young orange trees. Hilgardia 22(11):3-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v022n11p3
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