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MECHANICAL HARVESTING OF FLORIDA CITRUS TREES HAS LITTLE EFFECT ON LEAF WATER RELATIONS OR RETURN BLOOM

@inproceedings{Uo2005MECHANICALHO,
  title={MECHANICAL HARVESTING OF FLORIDA CITRUS TREES HAS LITTLE EFFECT ON LEAF WATER RELATIONS OR RETURN BLOOM},
  author={Kōji Uo and J Im S Yvertsen and J Ackie B Urns},
  year={2005}
}
Mechanical harvesting often causes visible injuries that can include shedding of leaves, flowers, and young fruit, breaking of branches, scuffing of bark, and exposure of root systems. To assess the impacts of mechanical harvesting on the health status of citrus trees, we measured removal of ma- ture fruit, leaves, and shoots, mid-day drought stress and leaf photosynthesis of mature 'Hamlin' and 'Valencia' orange ( Cit- rus sinensis (L.) Osb.) trees under restricted or normal irriga- tion… 

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