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dc.contributor.authorFonte, Alberto
dc.contributor.authorTorregrosa, Antonio
dc.contributor.authorGarcerá, Cruz
dc.contributor.authorMateu, Guillermo
dc.contributor.authorChueca, Patricia
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-24T11:36:46Z
dc.date.available2022-03-24T11:36:46Z
dc.date.issued2022es
dc.identifier.citationFonte, A., Torregrosa, A., Garcerá, C., Mateu, G. & Chueca, P. (2022). Mechanical Pruning of ‘Clemenules’ Mandarins in Spain: Yield Effects and Economic Analysis. Agronomy, 12(4), 761.es
dc.identifier.issn2073-4395
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11939/7989
dc.description.abstractPruning is one of the most expensive tasks in citrus production, and its mechanization could increase the productivity and competitiveness of citrus farms. The effect of mechanical pruning on yield depends on the variety, crop condition, and location; among other factors. The ‘Clemenules’ mandarin variety is one of the most important ones; therefore, the aim of this work was to study the effects of twelve pruning strategies on ‘Clemenules’ yield over four years, and to conduct an economic analysis. These strategies included fully manual pruning, annual alternation of mechanical/manual pruning, mechanical pruning with manual follow-up, and fully mechanical pruning with different types of cuttings. The results showed that pruning strategies affected the yield and fruit size in some years of the study but not when the four years overall are considered. Strategies that annually alternated mechanical pruning with manual pruning had higher yields than the fully mechanical approaches, and similar yields to the manual and control (no pruning) strategies. Furthermore, although the mechanical pruning costs per hectare were as minimum two times less than those with manual pruning, higher net value was achieved with the manual pruning approach followed by alternate annual mechanical/manual pruning. In conclusion, after four years of study, the pruning strategy with the best global results for ‘Clemenules’ mandarin was that which involved annually alternating mechanical (topping and one-sided hedging) and manual pruning. This strategy allows maintaining regular tree dimensions without dry branches inside.es
dc.language.isoenes
dc.publisherMDPIes
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/*
dc.subjectCanopy managementes
dc.subjectFruit diameteres
dc.subjectManual pruninges
dc.subjectWorking capacityes
dc.subjectMediterranean conditionses
dc.titleMechanical Pruning of ‘Clemenules’ Mandarins in Spain: Yield Effects and Economic Analysises
dc.typearticlees
dc.authorAddresschueca_pat@gva.eses
dc.entidadIVIACentro de Agroingenieríaes
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.mdpi.com/2073-4395/12/4/761es
dc.journal.issueNumber4es
dc.journal.titleAgronomyes
dc.journal.volumeNumber12es
dc.page.final761es
dc.page.initial761es
dc.relation.projectIDThis research was funded by (1) the project “Application of new technologies for a comprehensive strategy of mechanized citrus harvesting (CITRUSREC)” funded by the Spanish National Institute for Agriculture and Food Research and Technology (INIA) and the Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Competitiveness of Spain (project RTA2014-00025-C05-00), co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).es
dc.relation.projectIDThis research was funded by (2) the project of the Operative Group “Technological advances for modernization and sustainability in citrus production (GO CITRUSTECH)” co-funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) (80%) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food (20%).es
dc.relation.projectIDThis research was funded by (3) the project “Engineering developments to ensure profitable, sustainable and competitive agriculture from farm to fork” co-financed by the Valencian Institute of Agricultural Research (IVIA) and by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).es
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccesses
dc.source.typeelectronicoes
dc.subject.agrisN20 Agricultural machinery and equipmentes
dc.subject.agrisF01 Crop husbandryes
dc.subject.agrisF50 Plant structurees
dc.subject.agrisE16 Production economicses
dc.subject.agrovocCitruses
dc.subject.agrovocMechanizationes
dc.subject.agrovocYieldses
dc.subject.agrovocEconomic analysises
dc.subject.agrovocMechanical pruninges
dc.subject.agrovocMandarinses
dc.type.hasVersionpublishedVersiones


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