Organ Loss and Yield Impacts of ‘Valencia’ Sweet Orange in Response to Fruit Abscission Agents

@article{Pozo2009OrganLA,
  title={Organ Loss and Yield Impacts of ‘Valencia’ Sweet Orange in Response to Fruit Abscission Agents},
  author={Luis Pozo and Jacqueline K. Burns},
  journal={Hortscience},
  year={2009},
  volume={44},
  pages={83-88}
}
To successfully use abscission agents for 'Valencia' sweet orange mechanical harvesting throughout the harvest season, unwanted flower, fruitlet, and leaf drop must be assessed and minimized. Ethephon (400 mgL -1 ), 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP; 5m M), ethephon + 1-MCP, 5-chloro-3-methyl-4-nitro-1H-pyrazole (CMNP; 200 mgL -1 ), and a kinetic adjuvant control (0.15% (v/v)) were applied to 'Valencia' branches at various times from full bloom in Mar. 2006 to the end of full bloom in Mar. 2008… 

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