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The Influence of Agrotechnological Tools on cv. Rubin Apples Quality

Institute of Horticulture, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Kauno 30, Kaunas Distr., LT-54333 Babtai, Lithuania
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Agronomy 2021, 11(3), 463; https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11030463
Received: 30 January 2021 / Revised: 22 February 2021 / Accepted: 25 February 2021 / Published: 2 March 2021
With the growing demand for quality food in the world, there is a new ambition to produce high-quality apples seeking reduced cultivation costs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of agrotechnological tools on the quality of cv. Rubin apples during the harvest. The apple tree (Malus domestica Borkh.) cv. Rubin was grafted on dwarfing rootstocks P60, planted in single rows spaced 1.25 m between trees and 3.5 m between rows. Six agrotechnological tools were used—hand pruning, mechanical pruning, trunk incision, calcium-prohexadione, summer pruning and mechanical pruning one side, changing sides annually. The agrotechnical tools had no significant effect on accumulation of most sugars and elements, malic, folic and succinic acids in the fruits. Mechanical pruning resulted in significant accumulation of phenolic compounds, antioxidants, ascorbic acid, but reduced the amount of glucose compared to hand pruning. However, the trunk incision or spraying with ca-prohexadione together with mechanical pruning had no significant effect on sugar content but resulted in significantly higher amounts of phenols, antioxidants, ascorbic acid, Fe and Mn and reduced starch and citric acid. View Full-Text
Keywords: malus domestica; apples; carbohydrates; organic acids; quality malus domestica; apples; carbohydrates; organic acids; quality
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Laužikė, K.; Uselis, N.; Samuolienė, G. The Influence of Agrotechnological Tools on cv. Rubin Apples Quality. Agronomy 2021, 11, 463. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11030463

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Laužikė K, Uselis N, Samuolienė G. The Influence of Agrotechnological Tools on cv. Rubin Apples Quality. Agronomy. 2021; 11(3):463. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11030463

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Laužikė, Kristina, Nobertas Uselis, and Giedrė Samuolienė. 2021. "The Influence of Agrotechnological Tools on cv. Rubin Apples Quality" Agronomy 11, no. 3: 463. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11030463

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