P T de Alvim's scientific contributions

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Two distinct processes should be considered when studying the relation between environmental factors and the flowering of coffee: flower-bud initiation and flower opening or anthesis. These two processes are controlled by different environmental factors. With most coffee varieties, it has been experimentally demonstrated that flower-bud initiation...

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... In the present study, number of flowers produced per plant was maximum during monsoon in CCRP 1, CCRP 4, CCRP 7, CCRP 8, CCRP 9 and CCRP 10 and in rest of the varieties flower production was in peak during post monsoon season.These results are in accordance with Omolaja et al., (2009) half less than that of other seasons. According to Alvim (1966) and Asomaning et al., (1971) flowering in cocoa is mainly affected by temperature and rainfall, flower production may completely inhibit if the condition is extreme dry or cold. The unfavourable weather condition prevailing in summer season may be the reason for reduction in number of flowers produced.Yield was maximum during summer irrespective of variety. ...