Wadi Quryiat Date Palm Station

Bahla, Oman

Wadi Quryiat Date Palm Station

Bahla, Oman

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Mawloud E.A.,Wadi Quryiat Date Palm Station | Al-Abri N.Z.,Wadi Quryiat Date Palm Station | Al-Hinai M.,Wadi Quryiat Date Palm Station
Acta Horticulturae | Year: 2010

This study was carried out at the Wadi Quriyat Date Palm Research Station, and Tanuf farm, Bahla Governorate, Sultanate of Oman for comparing mechanical and hand pollination methods. The experiment was conducted on five female date palm cultivars i.e., 'Khalas Aldahra', 'Gibri', 'Hilali', 'Zabad' and 'Fard' for three seasons 2002, 2003,and 2004. Three other cultivars; 'Khalas Oman', 'Khandesi' and 'Khasab' were studied in 2003 and 2004. The results of two pollination methods, hand and mechanical, showed no significant differences in fruit set percentage for all cultivars under study at the Wadi Quriyat Date Palm Station and Tanuf farm. Moreover, the data indicated no statistical differences in the yield produced by either mechanical or hand pollination at both experimental sites. In conclusion, since the quantity of pollen grains used is lower and less labor is required in mechanical pollination, it is a more economical method compared with hand pollination.


Mawloud E.A.,Wadi Quryiat Date Palm Station
Acta Horticulturae | Year: 2010

This study was conducted at the Wadi Quriyat Date Palm Research Station, Bahla Governorate, Sultanate of Oman in 2002, 2003, and 2004 to investigate the pattern of date palm 'Khanezi' fruit drop and the effect of thinning treatments on reducing fruit drop. In addition the experiment consisted of three treatments; thinning 1/4 of total number of bunches, thinning 1/4 of total strands per bunch, and control (no thinning). The experiment was designed as Complete Randomized Block Design (CRBD) and each treatment had three replicates. The results showed that there were two waves of heavy fruit drop; the first one onset 60 days after fruit set while the second wave onset after 90 days after fruit set. The strand thinning treatment decreased fruit drop in the second wave and gave a higher yield in comparison with bunch thinning and control treatments.

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