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Yield and Economic Results of Different Mechanical Pruning Strategies on “Navel Foyos” Oranges in the Mediterranean Area

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Centro de Agroingeniería, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA), CV-315, km 10.7, 46113 Moncada (Valencia), Spain
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Departamento de Ingeniería Rural y Agroalimentaria, Universitat Politècnica de València, Camino de Vera s/n, 46022 Valencia, Spain
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Agriculture 2021, 11(1), 82; https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11010082
Received: 2 December 2020 / Revised: 7 January 2021 / Accepted: 15 January 2021 / Published: 19 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Agricultural Systems and Management)
Pruning is one of the most manpower-consuming agricultural operations in citrus production. Mechanical pruning can help to reduce pruning time and costs. In order to obtain the knowledge of its effects on the important orange variety “Navel Foyos”, several pruning strategies that include manual pruning and various intensities of mechanical pruning were tested for three years. The results showed that in “Navel Foyos” oranges, the mechanical pruning strategies did not affect the yield nor the size of the fruit in comparison with manual pruning. In conclusion, mechanical strategies are a potential alternative to manual pruning because they reduce the time necessary to prune and the pruning costs, thereby maintaining or even increasing the yield. View Full-Text
Keywords: citrus; mechanization; canopy management; fruit diameter citrus; mechanization; canopy management; fruit diameter
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Chueca, P.; Mateu, G.; Garcerá, C.; Fonte, A.; Ortiz, C.; Torregrosa, A. Yield and Economic Results of Different Mechanical Pruning Strategies on “Navel Foyos” Oranges in the Mediterranean Area. Agriculture 2021, 11, 82. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11010082

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Chueca P, Mateu G, Garcerá C, Fonte A, Ortiz C, Torregrosa A. Yield and Economic Results of Different Mechanical Pruning Strategies on “Navel Foyos” Oranges in the Mediterranean Area. Agriculture. 2021; 11(1):82. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11010082

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Chueca, Patricia; Mateu, Guillermo; Garcerá, Cruz; Fonte, Alberto; Ortiz, Coral; Torregrosa, Antonio. 2021. "Yield and Economic Results of Different Mechanical Pruning Strategies on “Navel Foyos” Oranges in the Mediterranean Area" Agriculture 11, no. 1: 82. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11010082

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