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Vegetative growth and fruit retention in avocado as affected by a new plant growth regulator (Paclobutrazol)

@inproceedings{Kohne1987VegetativeGA,
  title={Vegetative growth and fruit retention in avocado as affected by a new plant growth regulator (Paclobutrazol)},
  author={J. S. Kohne and Sylvie Kremer-Kohne},
  year={1987}
}
INTRODUCTION Avocado trees grown in the warm and humid Tzaneen area tend to grow very vigorously, especially since most commercial orchards have been cured of Phytophthora root rot. In the avocado the balance between vegetative and reproductive growth is easily tipped in favour of excessive vegetative growth during the spring growth flush, especially in Fuerte, with consequent poor fruit-set and low calcium content in the fruit (Witney, Wolstenholme & Hofman, 1986). The calcium content plays an… 

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