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The average decrease in water stress in the 75% ET-irrigated plots in July and August was 2 bar in response to the Talete program.
All Talete treatments resulted in increased yields. Particularly pronounces was the disparity between the treated and untreated plots that were deficit irrigated at 75% ET, resulting in increases of four tons per acre.
In the 100% ET-irrigated plots, Talete resulted in yield increases of approximately 100 lbs/A. Reducing irrigation to 75% ET decreased yields 350 lbs/A compared to 100% ET. The inclusion of Talete to the 75% ET-irrigated plots increased yield by 400 lbs/A, comparable to the 100% ET irrigated trees.
Talete applications also resulted in a higher percentage of red fruit, resulting in a three ton increase of red fruit at 100% ET and a six ton increase at 75% ET.