Responses of vegetative growth and fruit yield to winter and summer mechanical pruning in olive trees

@inproceedings{Albarracn2017ResponsesOV,
  title={Responses of vegetative growth and fruit yield to winter and summer mechanical pruning in olive trees},
  author={Valeria Albarrac{\'i}n and Antonio J. Hall and Peter S. Searles and M. Cecilia Rousseaux},
  year={2017}
}
Abstract Mechanical pruning has become increasingly common in olive orchards, particularly under high tree densities. Large cutting disks make heading cuts at a single canopy depth without discriminating between branch thickness, size, or type of branch. The objectives of this study were to: (i) quantify the responses of vegetative growth over two growing seasons and yield components over three seasons following different intensities and moments of application of mechanical pruning; and (ii… CONTINUE READING