Models for predicting apple diameter by using growing-degree days, cultivar royal gala

Ortega-Farias, SO; Leon, L; DeJong, TM

Abstract

Several models have been developed elsewhere for apple fruit growth in order to predict harvest and aid marketing management, but models are not available for local growing conditions in Chile. For this reason, apple diameter was investigated during two growing seasons (1999/00 and 2000/01) to develop models for predicting apple size (cv. Royal Gala) in the Region of Maule, Chile. Models for predicting apple diameter as a function of growing-degree days were developed for 5 commercial orchards, using the logistic model. Results indicate that the logistic model was able to predict apple size with a determination coefficient (r(2)) of 0.99. There was also a good association between fruit fresh weight and fruit diameter (r(2) = 0.99).

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Título según WOS: Models for predicting apple diameter by using growing-degree days, cultivar royal gala
Título de la Revista: IX INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON IRRIGATION OF HORTICULTURAL CROPS
Número: 584
Editorial: INT SOC HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE
Fecha de publicación: 2002
Página de inicio: 163
Página final: 167
DOI:

10.17660/ActaHortic.2002.584.19

Notas: ISI