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  • Apple tree and fruit responses to shade netting 

    Smit, Armand (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
    The production of high quality fruit that meet international standards is of vital importance to the South African fruit industry. Detrimental climatic conditions are forcing producers to examine alternate production ...

  • Evaporative cooling of apple and pear orchards 

    Van den Dool, Kari (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
    A growing number of fruit producers in warm areas are adopting the use of overtree evaporative cooling (EC) as a technique to reduce sunburn and enhance colour development of red or blushed fruit. Because fruit do not have ...

  • Optimum temperatures for colour development in apples 

    Gouws, Anton (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-11-23)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Peel colour is an important quality factor in the production of bi-coloured apple fruit. Most markets set minimum requirements for red colour coverage. Fruit that do not meet these requirements are ...

  • Rootstock and dormancy studies in apple and pear 

    Jacobs, Johannes N. (Johannes Nicolaas) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Delayed foliation is commonly observed in apple and pear producing countries with warm and/or short winter climates, resulting in less synchronised budburst, of fewer buds and reduced yield. Applications ...

  • Studies of apple bud dormancy and branching under conditions of inadequate winter chilling 

    Cronje, Paul J. R. (Paul Jacobus Robbertse) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In order to study the dormancy of apple buds in conditions of inadequate chilling a number of trails were done during 2000 and 2001. Year-old, unbranched shoots of 'Royal Gala', 'Braeburn', 'Cripps' ...

  • Studies towards understanding sunburn in apples 

    Makeredza, Brian (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Research was carried out to increase the current knowledge on sunburn development and its control in apples. In addition to its chief causes, viz. high irradiance and high temperatures, water stress has ...