Relation between daily growth of fruit and trunk of peach trees and irrigation scheduling

Gabriel Sellés van S.1 y André Berger2

The effect of two irrigation treatments on peach trees and on the daily growth of trunk and fruit was analized. Sensitivity to water stress was studied in order to use it as criteria for irrigation scheduling. Truck daily growth was more sensitive to water stress than fruit and it could be used as criteria for irrigation scheduling.

Keywords: peach trees, irrigation scheduling, daily trunk growth, daily fruit growth.
1 Centro Regional de Investigación La Platina (INlA) , Casilla 439, Correo 3, Santiago, Chile.
2 Centre Emberger, C.N.R.S. S.P. 5051,34033 Montpellier, Francia.