Vol 109 (1996): Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society
Citrus

OPTIMIZING THE LONG-TERM PRODUCTION OF CITRUS FARMS

Published December 1, 1996
Keywords
  • freeze protection,
  • cold hardiness,
  • nucleation,
  • cold acclimation,
  • supercooling,
  • ice tolerance
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Abstract

In this paper it is shown how linear programming and simulation can be used to assist managers of citrus farms in making the difficult decisions of how to plant and replant orchards. The models are also designed in such a way that they can help to bridge the communication gap which often exists between the modeler and the user who, more often than not, are unfamiliar with each other's jargon.