Weed management improves yield and quality of oranges citrus sinensis cultivar valencia
Jordan, L.S.; Russell, R.C.
HortScience 16(6 Section 1): 785
Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.) interference reduced yield of 'Valencia' oranges (C. sinensis (L.) Osbeck) more than annual weeds. Both types of vegetation also resulted in decreased leaf N, increased juice content, soluble solids and titratable acid. Bermuda grass competition resulted in increased fruit size. Complete or partial weed control [including use of herbicides] eliminated or reduced adverse effects of competitive vegetation on fruit production.