THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LIGHT INTENSITY, LEAF SPECIFIC WEIGHT, LEAF NITROGEN LEVELS, AND FRUIT SIZE AT HARVEST FOR MANZANILLO OLIVE.

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The relationship between changes in Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR), specific leaf weight, nitrogen per leaf area and fruit size at harvest were investigated within the canopy of Manzanillo olive. Increasing PAR in the tree canopy related linearly to increasing: specific leaf weight, nitrogen per leaf area and fruit size at harvest for samples collected adjacent to where the light measurements were made. From these results it appears as though specific leaf weight, and nitrogen per leaf area may be useful indicators for determining if light intensity is a limiting factor on fruit sizing within the canopy of Manzanillo olive. These and additional data will be discussed.

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