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Bending of one-year-old apricot tree stems: conformation of a mechanical model to experimental data

Almeras, T.; Costes, E.; Gril, J.

Acta Horticulturae 584: 63-70


ISSN/ISBN: 0567-7572
Accession: 003658417

A biomechanical model previously developed for forestry, was adapted to simulate the bending of a fruit tree stem under axillary load, accounting for both vegetative axillary shoots and fruit load. Datasets were collected on apricot (Prunus armeniaca cultivars Lambertin n degrees 1, Modesto, and Palsteyn) to assess the model. Fifteen one-year-old stems were observed from early in the growing season to harvest in Montpellier, France.

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