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Malcolm W. Smith, Jeremy D. Bright, Mark D. Hoult, Richard A. Renfree, Tony Maddern and Neil Coombes

. 1997 Mechanical pruning to control tree size, flowering, and yield of mature ‘Tommy Atkins’ mango trees Acta Hort. 455 305 314 Ngo, H. Owens, G. 2002 The profitability of mangoes in the Top End Northern

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Kyle E. Bair, Joan R. Davenport and Robert G. Stevens

-ROM] The effect of ten years of mechanical pruning on root development of Concord grapevines in Washington state Proc. Fifth Int. Symp. Cool Climate Viticult. and Oenology Jan. 16–20 Melbourne, Australia Winetitles Adelaide, Australia

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Mohammed B. Tahboub, William C. Lindemann and Leigh Murray

Mechanical pruning of trees is becoming increasingly common in commercial pecan orchards. This practice generates considerable biomass. For example, in Doña Ana County, N.M., an estimated 25,500 tons of pecan pruning wood is produced annually

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Justine E. Vanden Heuvel, Steven D. Lerch, Celine Coquard Lenerz, James M. Meyers and Anna Katharine Mansfield

Reisch, B.I. Luce, R.S. Bordelon, B. Henick-Kling, T. 2006 ‘Noiret’ grape. New York State Agr. Expt. Sta. Bul. 160 Reynolds, A.G. 1988 Response of Okanagan Riesling vines to training system and simulated mechanical pruning Amer. J. Enol. Viticult. 39 205

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Angela Knerl, Brendon Anthony, Sara Serra and Stefano Musacchi

penetration through mechanical pruning in June to maximize flower bud development ( Marini and Barden, 1982 ; Saure, 1987 ). The use of the CI-110 with this methodology can provide useful, real-time information regarding orchard canopies to inform pruning and

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Maria Gomez-del-Campo

mechanical pruning and harvesting. In these orchards, trees are usually pruned to a central leader and fruits are harvested with modified grape harvesters. Early high yield is achieved by reducing the unproductive period that is determined by cultivar

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Dewayne L. Ingram, Charles R. Hall and Joshua Knight

for Scenario B the no. 1, 2, and 3 container phases. Pruning of no. 1 container plants would consist of one mechanical pruning and three hand prunings. Plants in no. 2 containers would be hand pruned three times, and 80% of plants in no. 3 containers

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Antonios E. Tsagkarakis, Michael E. Rogers and Timothy M. Spann

yield ( Yuan et al., 2005 ). Hedging and topping, the practice of mechanically pruning the sides and top of citrus tree canopies to maintain between-row spacing, are routinely used to control excess growth in Florida orange groves ( Lewis and McCarty

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Stefano Musacchi, Federico Gagliardi and Sara Serra

mm. Pruning will be a key factor to minimize wood aging and yield reduction. The HDP training systems, particularly the SSA in combination with a short-pruning, offers the possibility for orchard mechanization. For mechanical pruning, the small width

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Alisson P. Kovaleski, Jeffrey G. Williamson, Bruno Casamali and Rebecca L. Darnell

well as tipping were done mechanically, pruning the top and sides of plants with a handheld hedge trimmer, PP2822 (Poulan PRO, Charlotte, NC). Tipping consisted of removal of the top ≈4 cm of regrowth. In 2012 and 2013, the treatments were pruned 5 cm