Questionnaire for Field Measurements Prunings
Field data (Each questionnaire refers to one crop species cultivated per field)
Age of crop
Density of crop (trees/ha)
Crop forms for fruit trees
Pruning Operations Performed (prior to measurement)
Mechanised pre-pruning + manual
Pruning OperationsSpecify the pruning operations that are carried out. Check as many as apply.
Frequency of pruning
Once per years
Date of Measurement (DD/MM/YY)
Mode of measurementSpecify the method used for pruning measurement
One or several single trees selected. Biomass per tree collected manually and weighted
Per parcel (e.g. 100m2) in bags
One or several parcels selected. Each parcel several trees.
Biomass per parcel collected manually and weighted
Per several rows (or in whole field)
On large parcel, or a whole field is selected.
Biomass collected and loaded to a truck. Weight of the load taken ia a scale for trucks
Ammount of prunings obtained (t/ha)Specify the tonnes per hectare of prunings collected from the crop
Losses of prunings that
weren't harvested (t/ha)
Moisture content (%)Specify the moisture content (%) of the biomass collected if available
References-External links:Provide references on which the information is based on or highlight any comments
Data obtained from EuroPruning Biomass Ratios Database, through the Task 3.1 and Deliverable D3.1 Mapping and analysis of the pruning biomass potential in Europe.
The measerements started in 1985 until 2000
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691748