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The impact of pruning on the quality of blueberry fruit

With the exception of field setup, pruning is the single most essential cultural job in blueberry production. Using the right approach is essential in terms of providing predictable, sustainable and profit generating yields which minimise risk and incentivise further investment. While the same general approach is applicable to all crop situations, the right approach for any specific crop depends on a number of factors including variety, age of crop, crop history, yield targets, and current crop status. A good understanding of these factors promoted successful and profitable blueberry production.

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