News tagged with fruit size

Body size requires hormones under control

The proper regulation of body size is of fundamental importance, but the mechanisms that stop growth are still unclear. In a study now published in the scientific journal eLife, a research group from Instituto Gulbenkian ...

dateNov 25, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Optimizing yield and fruit size of figs

The common fig is a subtropical, deciduous fruit tree grown in most Mediterranean-type climates. Although some believe that figs may be the oldest cultivated fruit species on earth, global expansion of fig crops has been ...

dateMar 17, 2011 in Ecology
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Hybrid string blossom thinner tested in peach orchards

Peach producers have traditionally relied heavily on hand thinning, a necessary but costly and labor-intensive field practice. Impacted by increasing labor costs and a limited workforce, peach and other stone fruit growers ...

dateDec 29, 2010 in Ecology
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New Method Tests Severity of Key Citrus Virus

( -- A new rapid way to test severity of the devastating citrus tristeza virus (CTV) in citrus trees has been developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Parlier, Calif. The results of this ...

dateDec 28, 2009 in Other
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Reflective film can boost profits for apple growers

In a research report published in a recent issue of HortTechnology, scientists Ignasi Iglesias and Simó Alegre examined the effects of covering orchard floors with reflective films on fruit color, fruit quality, canopy ...

dateNov 03, 2009 in Ecology
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