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Studies of apple bud dormancy and branching under conditions of inadequate winter chilling
(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' ...
Apple tree and fruit responses to shade netting
(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
(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
(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 ...
Studies towards understanding sunburn in apples
(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 ...