Effect of Pruning and Harvesting Methods On Guava Yields

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López García, J., & Pérez Pérez, R. (1977). Effect of Pruning and Harvesting Methods On Guava Yields. The Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico, 61(2), 148–151. https://doi.org/10.46429/jaupr.v61i2.10451


Work on the effect of pruning guava (Psidium guajava, L.) on yield, mechanical harvesting, and reduction of labor cost was conducted at the Fortuna Substation in an experiment with 7-year old, apparently genetically different guava trees. Two types of head back (10.2 and 30.5 cm) and three harvesting methods (hand picking, plastic nets, and a combination of plastic nets and a mechanical shaker) were tested. The last two harvesting methods appear more promising than conventional hand picking.



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