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Effect of root pruning on productivity and performance of the apple varieties "Jonagold" and "Elstar".

Ruess, Franz (2002) Effect of root pruning on productivity and performance of the apple varieties "Jonagold" and "Elstar". [Effekte von Wurzelschnitt auf die quantitative und qualitative Leistung der Apfelsorten "Jonagold" und "Elstar".] In: Boos, Markus (Ed.) Ecofruit - 10th International Conference on Cultivation Technique and Phytopathological Problems in Organic Fruit-Growing: Proceedings to the Conference from 31st January to 2nd February 2006 at Weinsberg/Germany, pp. 204-208.

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12 year old apple-trees 01 the varieties "Elstar" and "Jonagold" were treated with different root pruning techniques. Furthermore, the different root pruning varieties were combined with dillerenl cutting-techniques 01 the crown and different thinning measures 01 the Iruiting wood. It could be shown, that root pruning results in a decrease 01 yield depending 01 the distance to the treetrunk. However, the decrease in yield is compensated by better quality 01 lruit concerning lruit-size, Iruit-colouring, sugar-content and ability 01 storage. As a consequence 01 root pruning alternate bearing 01 Irees is stopped.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Apple, root pruning, growth regulation, Iruit quality
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2002: Ecofruit
Related Links:http://www.ecofruit.net
Deposited By: Tagung, Ecofruit
ID Code:14629
Deposited On:23 Oct 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:38
Document Language:German/Deutsch
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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