R&D

Super high density citrus crops

At Agromillora we address the increasing interest of companies in the sector towards the super high density culture of citrus fruits. Thanks to our extensive experience in this agronomic model applied to other species, we are defining a system adapted to citrus trees. Even in the experimental phase, the results of tests carried out are highly satisfactory.

Agromillora colabora con los mejores centros de investigación de citricultura del mundo para conseguir implementar este sistema, para lo cual se han realizado diversas plantaciones experimentales en el IFAPA de Las Torres (Sevilla). El principal objeto de estos ensayos es esclarecer el comportamiento de diversos patrones enanizantes desarrollados por el IVIA de Valencia y su efecto sobre aspectos como la productividad, la calidad, la precocidad o el tamaño de fruta. Asimismo, se pretende establecer una tecnología de manejo adaptada a este sistema e investigar el comportamiento de las variedades injertadas.

These dwarfed citrus patterns can be a real revolution in the citrus sector. Fresh fruit is still harvested manually, so since these are smaller trees, the process is considerably more efficient. This led to the concept of pedestrian fields, where no stairs or platforms are necessary for harvesting. This format also allows mechanical pre-pruning and improves the application of phytosanitary products.

For fruit destined for industry processing, crop harvesting is completely mechanised. Harvesting is carried out by over-the-row machines and pruning is carried out with disc pruners, as in other super high density culture systems.
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