Treatments against dead flower buds on root pruned conference with zinc-Metalosate in spring

2003-2006 – This trial investigates the phenom of Conference Pears where a part of the flower buds dies back in winter. The cause of this is often root pruning as an important factor. In this trial the influence of root pruning is examined. Furthermore, the ability of Zinc-Metalosate to reduce the number of dead flower buds in spring is looked at. After 4 years total production shows an increase of a higher number of pears. This indicates that flower buds were stronger after a Zinc-Metalosate treatment.