Assessing citrus crop load

Summary

Assessing crop load is essential in making appropriate management decisions to achieve the best fruit size.

It provides an indication of whether a heavy, medium or light crop is expected.

It is particularly useful when there is a heavy crop load as it allows you to undertake suitable crop reduction strategies such as chemical or hand thinning.

This Primefact covers the following topics:

  • When to measure crop load
  • What you need
  • How to measure crop load
  • Counting fruit
  • Working out average frame count
  • Interpretation and crop management strategies
  • Crop management



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Primefact 787 First Edition

Published: Aug 2008