Fruit thinning

Chair Name: Prof Guglielmo Costa (Dept of Agricultural Science (DiPSA), 46 G. Fanin Blvd, 40127 Bologna, Italy, Tel: 39 051 20 96 443)

Secretary Name: Dr. Matej Stopar (Fruit and Vine Growing Dept., Agricultural Institute of Slovenia, Hacquetova ulica 17, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, Tel: 38 61 28 05 237)  

 

 

Focus of Working Group

The EUFRIN Working Group on Fruit Thinning met regularly every year, moving to one country member to another. Starting some years ago we invite at every Meeting an “invited speaker” nto be update on the progress of the fruit thinninh in his country.  The most recent invited speaker offer deals with Physiology of the abnscission and return bloom and this year the methods to affect pre- and post-harvset fruit quality with chemical and physical methods will be discussed.

We also have some non-European colleagues that come regularly (i.e Prof. Karen Theron from South Africa, atc) and 5 chemical company that are regularly attending our meeting and give support for the invited speaker, transportation, coffe-break, as well as publication when we have been able to produce it. For instance we publish on the Acta Horticulturae (998, 128 pages, publication date July, 2013) 3 Symposia (Girona, Netherlands and Lubiana)

 

 

Planned activities

2015 

Meeting: Programmed to be held in Ahrweiler, Germany from 19-21 February, 2015 - organised jointly by DLR and Bonn University. Hans-Josef Weber, Lutz Damerow and Michael Blanke

Documents: List the documents to be uploaded here from WG meetings

Outputs: A joint research projects carried out by some WG memebers concern the exploitment of the Brevis (Metamitron)/ trials, joint papers, joint…

 

2014

Meeting:  Einsieden, Ch, Convener A. Widmer

Documents: Handout on the trials carried out by all the members

Outputs: Trials did concentrate on the new molecule , Brevis, ABA and ACC and on mechanical thinning.

 

2013

Meeting: Portugal, Lisboa. Convener: Carla Fernandez

Documents: Trials report distributed by the WG members

Outputs: Trials did concentrate on the new molecule , Brevis, ABA and ACC and on mechanical thinning.