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Advances in understanding apple tree growth: rootstocks and planting systems


Close, DC and Bound, SA, Advances in understanding apple tree growth: rootstocks and planting systems, Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Apples, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, K Evans (ed), United States, pp. 2-18. ISBN 978-1-78676-032-6 (2017) [Other Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2017 Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited

DOI: doi:10.19103/AS.2016.0017.03


Recent research and development has investigated the factors influencing apple tree growth, with the ultimate aim of helping apple growers provide the market with fruit which is consistent in quality and which exhibits the features that consumers value, such as firmness, juiciness, colour and appropriate sugar–acid balance. This chapter begins with a review of important aspects of tree growth and development. It then discusses the importance of rootstocks, with an emphasis on the mechanisms and morphological effects of dwarfing. The chapter provides a brief introduction to the manipulation of tree growth and development and follows it up with a discussion of the effects of different planting systems.

Item Details

Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:tree growth and development, planting systems, apple tree, rootstocks, planting systems
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:Pome fruit, pip fruit
UTAS Author:Close, DC (Professor Dugald Close)
UTAS Author:Bound, SA (Dr Sally Bound)
ID Code:118309
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2017-07-10
Last Modified:2018-12-13

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