Jump to Main Content
- Toft, B. D., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Acta horticulturae 2018 no.1205 pp. 609-616
- Macadamia; breeding; breeding programs; canopy; clones; crop yield; cultivars; environmental factors; flowering; genetic correlation; genetic relationships; genotype; heritability; nuts; orchards; plant architecture; principal component analysis; racemes; reproductive traits; trees; Queensland
- ... Macadamia in the orchard environment is relatively unaltered from its natural form, and there is considerable scope to change vegetative and reproductive architecture for improving yield and related traits through breeding. An understanding of genetic and environmental control mechanisms and the dynamics between vegetative and reproductive characteristics are useful to identify the most important ...
- Toft, B. D., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Acta horticulturae 2018 no.1228 pp. 51-58
- Macadamia; branching; buds; canopy; cultivars; flowering; internodes; orchards; racemes; shoots; temperate crops; tree height; trees; tropical and subtropical crops; vegetative growth
- ... Macadamia canopies tend to grow large and complex due to vigorous recurrent flushes of vegetative growth. New shoot growth can occur at any time of the year from apical and axillary buds, elongating existing axes and forming new axis orders, respectively. The macadamia canopy is relatively unmodified and low yielding, thus yield efficiency and management practices would benefit from an increased u ...