2005 David A. Goldhamer (Using Regulated Deficit Irrigation )

Using Regulated Deficit Irrigation to Optimize Fruit Size in Late Harvest Navels

Grower profits with late harvest navels can be significantly reduced due to both excessively large fruit and granulation. We are evaluating regulated deficit irrigation (RDI) as a technique to produce optimal-sized high-quality fruit with late harvest (Lane Late) navels.