Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Sweet cherries.

Book cover for Sweet cherries.

Description

This book contains 12 chapters focusing on the current trends in sweet cherry production, cherry flowering, fruiting and cultivars, sweet cherry rootstocks, planning a new cherry orchard, orchard establishment and production, the fundamentals of sweet cherry pruning, various sweet cherry training systems, management of the orchard environment, fruit ripening and harvest and management of orchard p...

Chapter 6 (Page no: 165)

Sweet cherry pruning fundamentals.

This chapter focuses on the fundamentals of pruning sweet cherry orchards. The fundamentals of training and pruning contemporary sweet cherry orchards usually incorporate plant materials or techniques that promote: early fruiting for a more rapid return on investment; optimization of light interception and distribution, with minimal intra-canopy shading; greater precision in, and/or simplification of, canopy development for balancing yields with fruit size and quality, as well as ease of teaching to less experienced labor forces; and systematic processes for annual renewal of fruiting wood to maintain consistent yields of high fruit quality as trees age.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Trends in sweet cherry production. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 9) Cherry flowering, fruiting and cultivars. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 66) Sweet cherry rootstocks. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 86) Planning a new cherry orchard. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 116) Orchard establishment and production. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 190) Sweet cherry training systems. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 236) Managing the orchard environment. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 282) Fruit ripening and harvest. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 304) Managing orchard pests. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Clive, K.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 343) Managing orchard pathogens and disorders. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 377) The future of cherry production. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.