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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

What consequences have precise and reduced irrigation on fruit quality?

Precise irrigation is essential to achieve maximum fresh fruit size when there

are no other limiting factors (i.e. light, photosynthesis, nutrient availability).

Reduced irrigation to a level when water becomes a limiting factor, reduce

yield and affects fruit composition. Changes have been found in dry weight,

oil content, soluble solids, titratable acidity, pH, juice viscosity and vitamin C

of fruits grown under stress. Using precise tension control it is possible to

maximize water saving without yield loss and alternately compensate yield

reduction by enhanced quality to avoid financial loss.

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