Abscission Agent Application and Canopy Shaker Frequency Effects on Mechanical Harvest Efficiency of Sweet Orange

@article{Ebel2010AbscissionAA,
  title={Abscission Agent Application and Canopy Shaker Frequency Effects on Mechanical Harvest Efficiency of Sweet Orange},
  author={Robert C. Ebel and Jacqueline K. Burns and Kelly T. Morgan and F. M. Roka},
  journal={Hortscience},
  year={2010},
  volume={45},
  pages={1079-1083}
}
This study was conducted to determine the relationship of 5-chloro-3-methyl-4-nitro-1H-pyrazole (CMNP) concentration and canopy shaker frequency on fruit detachment force, pre-harvest fruit drop, and mechanical harvesting fruit removal of 'Hamlin' and 'Valencia' sweet orange cultivars. CMNP was applied at 0, 200, and 300 mg·L -1 in a carrier volume of 2806 L·ha -1 . Four days after CMNP application, fruit were harvested with a canopy shaker that was operated at 3.0, 3.7, and 4.3 Hz at a tractor… 

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