Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094
August 2017 Vol. 6(8): pp. 253-260
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Full Length Research Paper
The Effects of Girdling and Bio-Stimulants on Persian Lime (Citrus Latifolia Tan.) Bloom, Production and Quality for Winter
Ambriz Cervantes Rafael1, Ariza Flores Rafael1*, Alia Tejacal Irán2, Michel Aceves Alejandro Casimiro3, Barrios Ayala Aristeo1, Avendaño Arrazate Carlos Hugo1.
1Investigador de Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agrícolas y Pecuarias, Zacatepec, Mor., e Iguala, Gro., Rosario Izapa, Chis.
2Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias, Universidad Autónoma de Estado de Morelos, Col. Chimalistac, Cuernavaca, Mor.,
3Colegio Superior Agropecuario del Estado de Guerrero.
Accepted 27 August, 2017
In Mexico, 61.000 hectares of land are used top lant Persian lime trees (Citruslatifolia Tan.) whose average yield is of14 t ha-1 (SIAP, 2013) and production occurs from May to October. Yet their prices in themarket are low. On this basis, the trial consistedon carry out some evaluations on the cultural practices and applications of bio-stimulants as a way to induce bloom, production, and fruit quality for winter. Through August 2013 and April 2014, in a Persian lime orchard in Tlaltizapán, Morelos, México, combinations in pruning, girdling, and applications of urea and Biofol® were assessed. These were conducted in August, September and October, they determined the effects on trees, the content of leaves’ macronutrients as well as micronutrients; and the determination of the physical-biochemical quality of fruit. With September pruning + urea + girdling, a greater bloom and yield of 20.3 t ha-1 were obtained that exceeded the rest of the other treatments by 50-400 percent. It also showed a higher specific weight, protein content, and presence of N, P, Mg and Zn in leaves. Fruit displayed some physical-biochemical qualities, as well. As a result, this treatment promotes budding, blooming, setting, and the quality-yield of Persian lime for winter.
Keywords: Citrus latifolia Tan., blooming, urea production, girdling and quality.
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