Effect of Weed Control on the Winterhardiness of the Bark and Wood of Young Peach Trees1

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P. B. MarriageResearch Station, Agriculture Canada, Harrow, Ontario, Canada, NOR 1GO

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H. A. QuammeResearch Station, Agriculture Canada, Harrow, Ontario, Canada, NOR 1GO

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Abstract

Reductions in weed interference achieved through hand weeding or herbicides in a newly planted peach (Prunus persica (L.) Batsch) orchard led to increased summer growth and greater freezing resistance of bark and wood tissue in dormant scions. Controlled freezing tests for 2 winters following spring plantings indicated that bark and xylem tissues of scions from weed-free plots averaged 5.5° and 3.2°C more cold hardy, respectively, than those from unweeded plots.

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Received for publication August 27, 1979.

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