CHEMICALS TO PROMOTE FRUIT ABSCISSION OF OLIVES

H.T. Hartmann
Mechanical limb shakers offer the best means of mechanizing the olive harvest, but give unacceptably low fruit removal percentages. CEPA and cycloheximide (CH) show promise as abscission-inducing agents but additional study is required in order to obtain consistent results and to determine the influence of these materials on the subsequent crop.
Hartmann, H.T. (1973). CHEMICALS TO PROMOTE FRUIT ABSCISSION OF OLIVES. Acta Hortic. 34, 379-384
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1973.34.52
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1973.34.52

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