Navigation Links
Optimizing yield and fruit size of figs
Date:3/17/2011

SOUTH AFRICAThe 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 hindered by the narrow research base pertaining to production practices and the limited number of fig cultivars currently available. Recently, three black figs were established in the Mediterranean-type climate of Western Cape Province of South Africa to provide fruit for fresh markets throughout South Africa and Europe.

Hein J. Gerber, Willem J. Steyn, and Karen I. Theron from the Department of Horticultural Science at South Africa's University of Stellenbosch reported on a study they conducted on three fig cultivars in HortScience. The research, conducted as part of Gerber's MScAgric degree requirements, was developed to establish the optimum 1-year-old shoot length to maximize fig fruit yield and quality.

"To maximize yield of good-quality fruit, the most productive shoot lengths (in terms of yield and fruit size) should be determined and strategies devised to maximize the number of these shoots on trees on an annual basis. It is important to study the phenological characteristics of a cultivar to establish optimum shoot characteristics", said Theron, corresponding author of the study. "The objective of our research was to identify the most suitable types of shoots and complete a detailed, comparative study of processes such as budbreak, shoot growth, and yield for each shoot length category."

For the study, the number of fruit, budbreak, and shoot growth on one-year-old shoots in four length categories were evaluated for 'Bourjasotte Noire', 'Col de Damme Noire', and 'Noire de Caromb' fig cultivars ('Bourjasotte Noire': 10-15, 25-40, 50-65, and 75+ cm; 'Col de Damme Noire' and 'Noire de Caromb': 10-20, 30-50, 60-80, and 100+ cm). Results showed that for 'Bourjasotte Noire', all four categories were
'/>"/>

Contact: Michael W. Neff
mwneff@ashs.org
703-836-4606
American Society for Horticultural Science
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Optimizing climate change reduction
2. Vitiligo skin disorder could yield clues in fight against melanoma
3. Scientists identify gene that may contribute to improved rice yield
4. Research about plant viruses could lead to new ways to improve crop yields
5. Proteomics study yields clues as to how tuberculosis might be thwarting the immune system
6. Pollinator decline not reducing crop yields just yet
7. Modified plants may yield more biofuel
8. Research yields new clues to how we locate objects in space
9. Mixing genomics and geography yields insights into life and environment
10. Plant soybean early to increase yield
11. Identifying mega-targets for high-yield plant breeding
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Optimizing yield and fruit size of figs 
(Date:7/11/2014)... members to reduce aggression and gain access to scarce ... activities shows a certain pattern across the day. The ... Biology Letters . , Grooming between individuals in a ... To be groomed has hygienic benefits and is stress ... provide access to infants, mating opportunities and high quality ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... stem cells can stimulate neurogenesis in the brain of ... and improve tissue and function injury under the condition ... therapeutic effect of adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) transplantation in ... injury and neurogenesis in the brain of AD mice. ... Sciences, Tsinghua University, China transplanted ADSCs into the hippocampus ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... to study the proteins that let nerve cells send ... stumbled upon a biological tactic that may offer a ... a safe and environmentally responsible way. , Their ... one species and harmless for a closely related onesuggests ... without harming beneficial species like bees. A summary of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Baboons groom early in the day to get benefits later 2Potent spider toxin 'electrocutes' German, not American, cockroaches 2Potent spider toxin 'electrocutes' German, not American, cockroaches 3
... Researchers at the University of Southern California's Viterbi ... "High-resolution Ultrasonic Transmission Tomography" (HUTT) system that offers ... to those produced by existing commercial X-ray, ultrasound ... of biomedical engineering at the Viterbi School, presented ...
... Fry, Ph.D., a scientist from the University of Melbourne, ... origin and evolution of one of nature's most sophisticated ... March issue of the journal Genome Research. , Venomous ... evolved glands for the storage and dispersal of their ...
... from bat bites, far more people are treated for raccoon ... reported rabid mammal. Controlling the spread of rabies depends on ... outbreaks might occur and how the virus might spread. In ... Biology, Real and colleagues apply a mathematical model to predict ...
Cached Biology News:A probe, not an echo 2A probe, not an echo 3A probe, not an echo 4Venom doc tracks down snake bioweapons 2Rabies spread speeds up 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... Deep Knowledge Ventures last week sponsored ... Longevity Research’ and welcomed a host of London-based ... Innovation Center for the event, organised by the ... The meeting highlighted the need for both philanthropic ... disease, as well as the crucial role of ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 OMICS Group’s ... techniques during 18-20 August, 2014 at Double Tree by ... the recent developments in Analytical & Bioanalytical research methods ... , Speaking on this occasion, Dr. Srinubabu Gedela, MD ... Acta conference is a remarkable one in bringing a ...
(Date:7/10/2014)...  Kainos Capital, a firm specializing in acquiring and ... has acquired the Slim-Fast brand from Unilever. Unilever will ... the transaction were not disclosed. Slim-Fast is ... markets ready-to-drink shakes, powders, bars and snacks to retail ... in the United Kingdom and ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... research may help in the fight against terrorism with ... quantities of explosives with the use of light and ... Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical , the researchers describe ... in concentrations as low as 6.3 ppm (parts per ... few minutes. , "Traditionally explosives detection has involved looking ...
Breaking Biology Technology:DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 2DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 3DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 4DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 5DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 6A Critical Review of Analytical Techniques for Improved Living Standards 2A Critical Review of Analytical Techniques for Improved Living Standards 3A Critical Review of Analytical Techniques for Improved Living Standards 4Kainos Capital Acquires Slim-Fast From Unilever 2Detecting trace amounts of explosives with light 2
... Widespread use of nanoscale silver will challenge regulatory ... possibility of significant environmental risk, highlighting the need ... according to a new report released today by ... But existing information about the impact of silver ...
... Inc., (TSX:,ARI), a biotechnology company discovering and developing ... RiskMetrics ISS Canada,Canada,s leading independent proxy firm, has ... and are recommending that ARIUS shareholders,and warrant holders ... Roche,will acquire all of ARIUS, outstanding shares and ...
... NewsRx, a 25-year-old publisher and,international news organization headquartered ... and psychiatry/psychology., These new titles will cover ... news and developments in pediatric,and psychiatric medicine. The ... print or online at http://www.NewsRx.com . ...
Cached Biology Technology:Nanoscale silver: No silver lining? 2Nanoscale silver: No silver lining? 3Arius announces leading independent proxy firm, RiskMetrics ISS Canada, recommends shareholders vote for the arrangement involving its acquisition by Roche 2Arius announces leading independent proxy firm, RiskMetrics ISS Canada, recommends shareholders vote for the arrangement involving its acquisition by Roche 3NewsRx Adds Pediatrics and Psychiatry Titles 2
... Digital Sight DS-L2 imaging controller is a ... DS-L1, and allows users to comfortably observe, ... DS-L2 controller features an 8.4 inch LCD ... variety of Nikon cameras including the DS-Fi1 ...
... a premium quality recombinant form of Thermus ... suitable for a wide range of PCR ... reproducible performance, each preparation is extensively tested ... NovaTaq DNA Polymerase possesses an integral 5′→3′ ...
Mouse polyclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant TSEN2. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = 80746...
Mouse polyclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant NCLN. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = 56926...
Biology Products: