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Sustaining production in marginal climates - Chill and bud burst


Measham, PF and Quentin, A and MacNair, N, Sustaining production in marginal climates - Chill and bud burst, Fact Sheet - Fruit Growers of Tasmania May Conference, 23-25 May 2013, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [Conference Extract]


This study aimed to quantify chill requirements, and explore relationships between bud burst and bud carbohydrates. Field trials were undertaken in Southern Tasmania. In this study sweet cherry varieties Sweetheart and Kordia were found to have significantly different chill requirements needing moderate and high chill respectively. Obtaining specific varietal knowledge of chill requirement helps in developing appropriate orchard practices and optimum site selection. Little variety specific knowledge is available for cherries. It also highlighted that knowledge of the chill models available is essential.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food 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:Stone fruit (excl. avocado)
UTAS Author:Measham, PF (Dr Penny Measham)
UTAS Author:Quentin, A (Dr Audrey Quentin)
UTAS Author:MacNair, N (Mr Nicholas MacNair)
ID Code:84622
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2013-05-23
Last Modified:2013-05-23

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