prebloom

prebloom

the last stage of a plant's growth, just before it blooms. It is at maximum bulk and the nutriment is still largely in the foliage. Subsequently the nutritional mass moves out of the foliage and into the seeds and fruits.
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Prebloom square removal was applied on Bt cotton cultivars and yield increase was observed; prebloom square loss, increased ability of the Bt cotton to insect pest management (Stewarta et al.
Recent studies conducted in Italy and Spain suggested that prebloom leaf removal could be a viable alternative to traditional cluster thinning for reducing crop level and improving grape and wine composition (Gatti et al.
evaluated the antioxidant and antimelanogenic characteristics of several prebloom and full-bloom chestnut flower extracts, finding that a prebloom methanol extract and an ethanol extract evinced the greatest levels of phenolic and flavonoid compounds.
Influence of amount of feed intake and forage physical form on digestion and passage of prebloom alfalfa hay in dairy cows.
Larvae create distinctive round holes in prebloom flowers and ripening fruit, which distinguishes their feeding damage from that of other common Lepidoptera larvae found in California vineyards (photo, below).
Plants were harvested at prebloom stage, 10 cm above the pot soil surface, and were dried at room temperature.
Unfortunately, we have no information from the prebloom weeks to reveal the accumulation dynamics of OA in the blue mussels in relation to the concentrations of D.
In dehydrating alfalfa, the herbage is cut, usually at prebloom, dried quickly, ground, and sometimes cubed or pelleted.
Chlorpyrifos can be applied to the cherry crop at prebloom in March by air blast method from the ground, whereas ultra-low-volume concentrate malathion (CAS No.
Pettigrew and Jones (2001) reported that the faster emergence and plant development in conventional tillage compared to no-till cotton resulted in plants intercepting 28% more sunlight during prebloom and 17% more during midbloom.
Growers, fearing rejection of the scarred oranges by packing houses, apply a carbamate at petal fall and then, if needed, an organophosphate, as well as a prebloom treatment, to control the thrips.