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that promote tree growth and vigor during the establishment phase are desirable for increasing tree fruiting surface. Irrigation and N fertilizer must be managed appropriately to achieve optimum tree growth and nut production, while ensuring minimal

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51 POSTER SESSION 2C (Abstr. 090–100) Growth & Development—Woody Ornamentals/Turf/Tree Fruit

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taeda L.) and slash pine ( Pinus elliotti Engelm) plantations for the planting of pecan. Anecdotal observation suggests that orchards planted to land converted from cultivated row crop fields tend to result in better tree growth and survival than those

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primary axis) and most lateral branches. Leaders are usually shortened to 20 to 50 cm, often half the original length, depending on the tree's potential for growth, its age, and consumer preferences ( Hinesley et al., 1998 ). The Christmas tree industry is

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the effects of various tree-based mulches on soil properties and plant growth. Soil moisture content, soil nutrients, weed suppression, rate of mulch decomposition, and growth and survival of planted trees, annuals and perennials were determined

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vegetative growth. Goldschmidt (1988) hypothesized that factors contributing to invigorating growing conditions are antagonistic to optimal rind color development. The vegetative growth of citrus trees is stimulated by various exogenous factors, viz. high

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deficits, gas exchange and growth are reduced in transplanted FG trees ( Kjelgren and Cleveland, 1994 ). In addition, as a result of partial stomatal closure, transpiration (E) and photosynthesis (PN) are reduced for newly transplanted FG trees ( Montague

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temperatures ( McKay, 1996 ) alone may be sufficient to severely damage or kill a transplanted tree. When these stressors are combined, the prospect of survival in the landscape is greatly reduced ( McKay, 1996 ). Individual stress factors affect the growth and

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delay the decline in tree vigor caused by root clogging, and the life span of the tree is thus expected to be prolonged. This study compared tree height, growth, yield, and fruit quality of own-rooted ‘Aikou’ mango trees propagated using an air layering

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flowers. Growth habit assessment Tree measurement. From the 228 ‘A72’ seedlings described above, 16 trees of each ‘A72’ seedling class ( NN, Nn , and nn ), based on height, were selected for inclusion in an adjacent field plot. At the time of

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