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Title: Prosopis pod production: comparison of North American, South American, Hawaiin, and African germplasm in young plantations

Abstract

Prosopis pod production was compared in 3 field trials in southern California, i.e., a typical orchard planting, an irrigation trial, and a heat/drought stress trial. Thirteen species representing North American, South American, Hawaiian, and African germplasm were evaluated. Hawaiian and African accessions were eliminated from the irrigation trial by a minus 5/sup 0/C temperature. The most productive pod producers were P. velutina accessions from southern Arizona. In the fifth season, 5 trees of the most productive accession, i.e., P. velutina 32 had a mean pod production of 7.2 kg/tree with a range of 3.2-12.2 kg/tree. P. chilensis and P. alba trees of the same age were much larger but had less pod production. Trees in the driest irrigation treatment had the greatest pod production. Pod production estimates of 3000-4000 kg/ha were obtained in the dry irrigation treatment by P. velutina 20 which received 370 mm rainfall in the year preceding harvest. 32 references, 1 figure, 6 tables.

Authors:
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Research Org.:
Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Inst., Kingsville, TX
OSTI Identifier:
5119596
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Econ. Bot.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 38:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; LEGUMINOSAE; PRODUCTIVITY; TREES; AFRICA; BEANS; BIOMASS PLANTATIONS; CALIFORNIA; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES; FIELD TESTS; HAWAII; NORTH AMERICA; ORIGIN; SOUTH AMERICA; SPECIES DIVERSITY; FEDERAL REGION IX; FOOD; LATIN AMERICA; PLANTS; TESTING; USA; VEGETABLES; 140504* - Solar Energy Conversion- Biomass Production & Conversion- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Felker, P, Clark, P R, Osborn, J F, and Cannell, G H. Prosopis pod production: comparison of North American, South American, Hawaiin, and African germplasm in young plantations. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1007/BF02904414.
Felker, P, Clark, P R, Osborn, J F, & Cannell, G H. Prosopis pod production: comparison of North American, South American, Hawaiin, and African germplasm in young plantations. United States. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02904414
Felker, P, Clark, P R, Osborn, J F, and Cannell, G H. . "Prosopis pod production: comparison of North American, South American, Hawaiin, and African germplasm in young plantations". United States. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02904414.
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title = {Prosopis pod production: comparison of North American, South American, Hawaiin, and African germplasm in young plantations},
author = {Felker, P and Clark, P R and Osborn, J F and Cannell, G H},
abstractNote = {Prosopis pod production was compared in 3 field trials in southern California, i.e., a typical orchard planting, an irrigation trial, and a heat/drought stress trial. Thirteen species representing North American, South American, Hawaiian, and African germplasm were evaluated. Hawaiian and African accessions were eliminated from the irrigation trial by a minus 5/sup 0/C temperature. The most productive pod producers were P. velutina accessions from southern Arizona. In the fifth season, 5 trees of the most productive accession, i.e., P. velutina 32 had a mean pod production of 7.2 kg/tree with a range of 3.2-12.2 kg/tree. P. chilensis and P. alba trees of the same age were much larger but had less pod production. Trees in the driest irrigation treatment had the greatest pod production. Pod production estimates of 3000-4000 kg/ha were obtained in the dry irrigation treatment by P. velutina 20 which received 370 mm rainfall in the year preceding harvest. 32 references, 1 figure, 6 tables.},
doi = {10.1007/BF02904414},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/5119596}, journal = {Econ. Bot.; (United States)},
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