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Effects of mechanical pruning on grapes


Frederik L. Jensen
L. Peter Christensen
Robert H. Beede
George M. Leavitt

Authors Affiliations

Fred Jensen is Viticulturist, Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Parlier; L. Peter Christensen is Farm Advisor, Fresno County; Robert H. Beede is Staff Research Associate, Parlier; George M. Leavitt is Farm Advisor, Madera County.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 34(7):33-34. DOI:10.3733/ca.v034n07p33. July 1980.

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Grape growers have long used hedging or mowing to remove part of the wood on vines trained to cordons. This pre-pruning of superfluous one-year-old wood facilitates the work of the pruners, who then remove all but 10 to 20 spurs per vine selected for fruiting.

Jensen F, Christensen L, Beede R, Leavitt G. 1980. Effects of mechanical pruning on grapes. Hilgardia 34(7):33-34. DOI:10.3733/ca.v034n07p33
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