Chemical thinning of citrus


Chemical thinning compounds can be used in citrus to reduce heavy crop loads by reducing the number of fruitlets on a tree.

Chemical thinning normally reduces crop loads by 20-30% and should only be considered for trees carrying a heavy crop load.

This Primefact covers the following topics:

  • Application timing
  • Weather conditions
  • Tree and crop condition
  • Chemical rates
  • Spray application volumes
  • Best practice tips


Primefact 788 First Edition

Published: Aug 2008