Questionnaire for Field Measurements Prunings
Field data (Each questionnaire refers to one crop species cultivated per field)
Municipality :
Padova

Latitude :
45.397

Longitude :
11.870


Field Size (ha)
0.49

Crop Species
olives
vineyards
apples
pears

peaches
apricot
nectarine
plum

cherries
oranges
tangerines
lemons

grapefruit
hazelnuts
chestnuts
almonds


Variety of crop
Conference

Age of crop
10

Density of crop (trees/ha)
1400


Distance between trees (m)
3.6



Crop form


Crop forms for fruit trees

Natural

Vase

Bush/Globe (very small trees)

Spindle/Pyramid


Palm/Fan

Epsylon transversal



Crop Yield



Irrigation
rain fed
partial irrigation
fully irrigated
Pruning Operations Performed (prior to measurement)


Pruning Method
Only manually
Mechanised pre-pruning + manual
Fully mechanised


Pruning OperationsSpecify the pruning operations that are carried out. Check as many as apply.

Manually
shears

Assisted
shears

Chainsaw/
armchainsaw


pre-pruner:hedge trimmer

pre-pruner:discs

pre-pruning topping


Frequency of pruning
annual
biannual
biennial
Once per years

Pruning Measurement
Date of Measurement (DD/MM/YY)
2011

Ammount of prunings obtained (t/ha)Specify the tonnes per hectare of prunings collected from the crop
0.7
Losses of prunings that
weren't harvested (t/ha)
1.2

Moisture content (%)Specify the moisture content (%) of the biomass collected if available
45

References-External links:Provide references on which the information is based on or highlight any comments

Natascia Magagnotti, Luigi Pari, Gianni Picchi, Raffaele Spinelli, Technology alternatives for tapping the pruning residue resource,Volume 128, January 2013, Pages 697–702  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.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691748