thinning


thinning
1. Removal of older stems to promote new growth.
2. Removal of excess fruits to improve the size and quality of the remaining fruits.
3. Removal of seedlings spaced too closely for optimum growth.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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