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Chemical methods on breaking dormancy of low chill nectarines: preliminary evaluations in subtropical Queensland

Citation

George, AP and Nissen, RJ, Chemical methods on breaking dormancy of low chill nectarines: preliminary evaluations in subtropical Queensland, Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 28, (3) pp. 425-429. ISSN 0816-1089 (1988) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 1998 CSIRO

DOI: doi:10.1071/EA9880425

Abstract

Three chemicals, Alzodef (49% hydrogen cyanamide) at 20 mL/L, thiourea at 10 g/L and potassium nitrate at 40 g/L were tested either alone or in combination for their effects on breaking dormancy in the low chill nectarine cultivar Sunred in subtropical Queensland. Compared with potassium nitrate and thiourea, Alzodef proved more effective in breaking dormancy and advancing budbreak and fruit maturity. However, Alzodef reduced both fruit set and final yield. Yield losses were greater when application of Alzodef was delayed from 5 weeks to 1 week before natural budbreak.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Horticultural Production
Research Field:Horticultural Crop Growth and Development
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Horticultural Crops
Objective Field:Horticultural Crops not elsewhere classified
Author:Nissen, RJ (Mr Robert Nissen)
ID Code:112193
Year Published:1988
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2016-10-30
Last Modified:2017-04-13
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