Effects of Boron Nutrition upon Strawberry Yield Components

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Authors:
B. V. NeilsonDepartment of Plant Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1W5

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G. W. EatonDepartment of Plant Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1W5

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Abstract

Plants of everbearing strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch. ‘Quinault’) were grown in solution culture with 0.01, 0.05, 0.25, and 1.25 ppm boron. Fruit developed abnormally on deficient plants, but there was no reduction in fruit weight. Where boron was insufficient, flower number per leaf, fruit set, or fruit enlargement limited yield but where boron was intermediate, leaf numbers limited yield. No single component limited yield at the highest level of boron.

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Received for publication March 26, 1983. Research supported by grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The cost of publishing this paper was defrayed in part by the payment of page charges. Under postal regulations, this paper therefore must be hereby marked advertisement solely to indicate this fact.

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