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Sergio Tombesi, Bruce D. Lampinen, Samuel Metcalf, and Theodore M. DeJong

Most perennial horticultural and forest tree species exhibit large annual fluctuations in fruit production that are often referred to as alternate bearing ( Kelly and Sork, 2002 ; Monselise and Goldschmidt, 1982 ). In almond ( Prunus dulcis Mill

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Rafel Socias i Company, Ossama Kodad, José M. Alonso, and Antonio J. Felipe

The almond ( Prunus amygdalus Batsch) breeding program of the Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria of Aragón aims to develop new self-compatible and late-blooming cultivars to solve the main problem detected in Spanish almond

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Federico Dicenta, Teresa Cremades, Pedro José Martínez-García, Pedro Martínez-Gómez, Encarnación Ortega, Manuel Rubio, Raquel Sánchez-Pérez, Jesús López-Alcolea, and José Egea

Background The Centro de Edafología y Biología Aplicada del Segura–Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CEBAS-CSIC) Almond Breeding Program began in 1971, when the germplasm collection was established, with the aim of obtaining new self

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Álvaro Fernández-Cuesta, Ossama Kodad, Rafel Socias i Company, and Leonardo Velasco

., 2011 ). Almond is the most important tree nut crop in terms of commercial production, which is limited to areas characterized by a Mediterranean climate ( Kester and Asay, 1975 ). Kernel quality has become an important criterion for modern almond

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Craig A. Ledbetter and Elizabeth E. Rogers

North America, and almond ( P. dulcis ), a tree nut cultivated almost exclusively in California orchards in North America. Both species are economically important for California and have significant acreage throughout its various growing regions. In 2007

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Rawia El-Motaium, Hening Hu, and Patrick H. Brown

We acknowledge the support of the Univ. of California Salinity Drainage Task Force and the Almond Board of California. We are grateful to Douglas V. Shaw for advice in statistical analysis. The cost of publishing this paper was defrayed in part by

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J.H. Connell, F. Colbert, W. Krueger, D. Cudney, R. Gast, T. Bettner, and S. Dallman

We thank almond growers Roy and Al Amator of Chico, Calif., and Randy Samuelson, ranch foreman, for faithfully implementing the required treatments. Financial support from Dow AgroSciences LLC throughout the project is gratefully

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Bridget M. Lamp, Joseph H. Connell, Roger A. Duncan, Mario Viveros, and Vito S. Polito

Becherer, Cara Cross, and Peggy Schrader, the cooperation of Chico State University, Chico, Calif., and Paramount Farms, Shafter, Calif., and the helpful advice of Tom Gradziel. This research was supported in part by a grant from the Almond Board of

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Ken Shackel

ornamental roses ( Kim et al., 2004 ). A series of experiments were performed to test for a broad applicability of SWP to water management under field conditions in prunes and almonds and to determine whether SWP had a consistent relation to g S in almonds

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Rafel Socias i Company, Ossama Kodad, José M. Ansón, and José M. Alonso

The almond ( Prunus amygdalus Batsch) breeding program of the Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón (CITA) of Aragón aims to develop new self-compatible and late-blooming cultivars to solve the main problem detected in