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Orchard planting systems

By L. Corelli Grappadelli and R.P. Marini


I. INTRODUCTION II. EVOLUTION OF TRAINING AND PRUNING PRINCIPLES 1. Minimal pruning 2. Summer pruning 3. Cropping as a tool in training 4. Intensification of peach orchard systems III. LIGHT AND TREE PHYSIOLOGY 1. Photosynthetic characteristics 2. Light interception and distribution 3. Fruit quality 4. Flower bud differentiation IV. MODERN ORCHARD SYSTEMS 1. Vase systems 2. Palmette systems 3. Central leader systems 4. Y-shaped tree systems. 5. Meadow orchards 6. Protected cultivation V EFFECTS OF TRAINING SYSTEM AND PLANTING DENSITY ON YIELD 1. Tree Form Effect on Yield 2. Effect of planting density on yield 3. Effect of Tree Density Plus Tree Form on Yield VI. FUTURE TREND

Publisher: CABI
Year: 2008
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