Chemical thinning of citrus

Summary

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



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Primefact 788 First Edition

Published: Aug 2008