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Shoot growth control of apple, pear and plum trees with prohexadione-calcium
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Excessive shoot growth of fruit trees may have various negative effects. These include a decrease in fruit set, fruit size, red colour and in return bloom. Cultural practices that are currently in use, ...
Advancing full production and increasing yield in young 'Triumph' persimmon orchards
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Persimmon production is new to South Africa with about 700 ha planted to the dioecious, parthenocarpic Triumph cultivar since 1998. Little local expertise is available to assist growers in achieving high ...
A study of fruiting habits in pear trees
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The understanding of pear branching and bearing habits is required to optimise management practices. The objective of this study was to quantify the branching and bearing habits of pear cultivars ...
A study of apple fruiting branch development under conditions of insufficient winter chilling
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Branch architecture is the position and length of lateral shoots along a main axis, and is dependant on competitions (dominance) among meristems and lateral shoots. In areas with inadequate winter chilling, ...