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Advances in understanding apple tree growth: the manipulation of tree growth and development


Close, DC and Bound, SA, Advances in understanding apple tree growth: the manipulation of tree growth and development, Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Apples, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, K Evans (ed), United States, pp. 1-31. ISBN 978-1-78676-032-6 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2017 Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited

DOI: doi:10.19103/AS.2016.0017.29


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 offers a detailed review of how different interventions after planting allow the manipulation of apple tree growth and development. It then provides discussion of two case studies which show the importance of this factor, and illustrates how it can interact with choice of rootstock and planting system to optimize yield.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:plant bioregulators, dormancy, canopy development, training, pruning
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:118310
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2017-07-10
Last Modified:2018-12-13

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