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Cultivar differences in tolerance to damage by rainfall

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Herrington, M. E., Woolcock, L., Dieters, M., Wegener, M. and Moisander, J. (2009) Cultivar differences in tolerance to damage by rainfall. Acta Horticulturae, 842 . pp. 483-486.

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Article Link: https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2009.842.98


Differences in the level of damage to fruit following six rainfall events, that ranged from 7 to 330 mm, between May and September were determined for cultivars 'Festival' and 'Rubygem' and 43 breeding lines. 'Festival' with an average score of 7.5 was more tolerant to rain damage than 'Rubygem' (6.0). Relative scores for tolerance to rain-damage were consistent across rainfall events with no cultivar×rain-event interaction. Evaluation at only one rainfall event may be sufficient to determine a cultivar's relative resistance to rain-damage, providing key cultivars with 'known' levels are included as calibration points.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:Etching Fragaria Fruit cracking Rain-damage Strawberries Fragaria x ananassa
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural meteorology. Crops and climate
Plant culture > Food crops
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture > Berries and small fruits
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