Preliminary Results Regarding the Effects of Foliar Applied Roundup on Lemon Physiology and Yield

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Title:
Preliminary Results Regarding the Effects of Foliar Applied Roundup on Lemon Physiology and Yield
Author:
McCloskey, William B.; Wright, Glenn C.
Affiliation:
Department of Plant Sciences; Yuma Mesa Agricultural Center
Issue Date:
Nov-1997
Publisher:
College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Citrus Research Report
Abstract:
The effect of Roundup on lemon trees was evaluated by repeatedly spraying 0.5, 0.75, 1, 1.25, and 1.5 lb a.i/acre on the bottom 20 to 24 inches of the tree canopies. Leaf injury symptoms, flower and fruit counts, and yield data were collected The Roundup applications caused significant leaf injury in the sprayed area of the canopies and there was significant defoliation of branches at the higher Roundup rates. In 1996, flower and fruitier counts were not affected by the Roundup applications. However, flower and fruitier counts in 1997 in the sprayed zone of the canopy were significantly reduced by Roundup and the effect increased with increasing Roundup rate. The 1996 yield data indicated that the Roundup applications did not significantly affect lemon yield, however, the effect of Roundup on the 1997 flower and fruitier counts suggests that there may be a yield effect in 1997. The preliminary data suggest that accidental drift of Roundup on to lemon trees when spraying weeds on the orchard floor has no short-term effect on grove productivity but this conclusion must be substantiated by further data collection.
Keywords:
Agriculture -- Arizona; Citrus fruits -- Arizona; Lemons -- Arizona
Series/Report no.:
Series P-109; 370109
Sponsors:
Arizona Citrus Research Council

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dc.titlePreliminary Results Regarding the Effects of Foliar Applied Roundup on Lemon Physiology and Yielden_US
dc.contributor.authorMcCloskey, William B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWright, Glenn C.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Plant Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentYuma Mesa Agricultural Centeren_US
dc.date.issued1997-11-
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.identifier.journalCitrus Research Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractThe effect of Roundup on lemon trees was evaluated by repeatedly spraying 0.5, 0.75, 1, 1.25, and 1.5 lb a.i/acre on the bottom 20 to 24 inches of the tree canopies. Leaf injury symptoms, flower and fruit counts, and yield data were collected The Roundup applications caused significant leaf injury in the sprayed area of the canopies and there was significant defoliation of branches at the higher Roundup rates. In 1996, flower and fruitier counts were not affected by the Roundup applications. However, flower and fruitier counts in 1997 in the sprayed zone of the canopy were significantly reduced by Roundup and the effect increased with increasing Roundup rate. The 1996 yield data indicated that the Roundup applications did not significantly affect lemon yield, however, the effect of Roundup on the 1997 flower and fruitier counts suggests that there may be a yield effect in 1997. The preliminary data suggest that accidental drift of Roundup on to lemon trees when spraying weeds on the orchard floor has no short-term effect on grove productivity but this conclusion must be substantiated by further data collection.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectCitrus fruits -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectLemons -- Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/220567-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeries P-109en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries370109en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipArizona Citrus Research Councilen_US
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