The contribution of carbohydrates from vegetative laterals to the growth of fruits on the bearing branches of Coffea aTabica

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1970
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Cannell, M.G.R.
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During each rainy season coffee in Kenya usually produces a flush of vegetative growth, much of which consists of vegetative lateral shoots growing on fruiting branches. Under the multiple-stem pruning system (in which the trunks are replaced every 5-6 years) these would be secondary laterals growing on fruiting primaries (first order branches). Many of these laterals are removed at the end of the rainy seasons partly to facilitate pest and disease control. When pest or disease problems are serious, as at present in Kenya (particularly coffee berry disease, Colletotrichum coffeanum Noack), it is desirable to leave only sufficient
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Turrialba, 20 (1), pp. 15-19
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