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February / March 2022

Water stress increases sunburn

SA Fruit Journal: February / March 2022

Researchers investigate the impact of different irrigation strategies on water stress and sunburn in Cripps Pink apples. By Anna Mouton

The primary cause of sunburn is too much sunlight – no surprise – but other factors also play a role. An experiment based in Stellenbosch looked at the effect of three different irrigation strategies on sunburn in full-bearing Cripps Pink apple trees. The trees were planted in rows that ran northeast to southwest. The orchard had water-retentive soils with a relatively high clay percentage.

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