Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Ethephon sprays eliminate the messy, hazardous fruits of flowering pear and liquidambar

Authors

Ed Perry
Allen Lagarbo

Authors Affiliations

E. Perry is Farm Advisor, Stanislaus County; A. Lugarbo is Arborist, City of Modesto Parks Department.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 48(2):21-24. DOI:10.3733/ca.v048n02p21. March 1994.

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Abstract

Two commonly planted street trees—flowering pear and liquidambar—produce heavy crops of fruits that are not only unsightly, but also create slippery sidewalks. Trials have now shown that almost all of the fruits of both species can be eliminated by telephone sprays applied at full bloom.

Perry E, Lagarbo A. 1994. Ethephon sprays eliminate the messy, hazardous fruits of flowering pear and liquidambar. Hilgardia 48(2):21-24. DOI:10.3733/ca.v048n02p21
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