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

Latitude :
38.512545

Longitude :
21.128881


Field Size (ha)
20

Crop Species
olives
vineyards
apples
pears

peaches
apricot
nectarine
plum

cherries
oranges
tangerines
lemons

grapefruit
hazelnuts
chestnuts
almonds

kiwi (ακτινίδια)


Variety of crop
Tsechelidis

Age of crop
7

Density of crop (trees/ha)
600

Width between cultivated rows (m)
5

Distance between trees (m)
3



Crop form


Crop forms for fruit trees

Natural

Vase

Bush/Globe (very small trees)

Spindle/Pyramid


Palm/Fan

Epsylon transversal



Slope (%)

0



Soil Cover

Bare.No grass cover.
Tillage several times per year

Seasonal occurence.
Herbicides+mowing <50% soil cover

>50% grass cover.
Mowed several times per year

100% Grass cover.
Mowed several times per year


Crop Yield
Average Crop yield (t/ha)
45

Crop yield before measurement (t/ha)Ammount of product obtained for the year that the pruning measurement is perfomed in tonnes per hectare
2.5


Irrigation
rain fed
partial irrigation
fully irrigated


Intensification degreeSpecify the amount of fertilizer and pesticides
organic
low
intermediate
high
Pruning Operations Performed (prior to measurement)

Type of pruning
Maintenance
Grafting

Structuring
Topping

Removal of old branches
Blooming



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


Season of pruningCheck as many as apply
January
February
March
April

May
June
July
August

September
October
November
December

Frequency of pruning
annual
biannual
biennial
Once per years


Was this type of pruning performed as usual ?
Yes, it was performed as usual
No, less intense than usual
No, more intense than usual


Describe the ammount of prunings produced compared to other years
Much Less
Less
Same
More
Much more

Pruning Measurement
Date of Measurement (DD/MM/YY)
12/3/18


Mode of measurementSpecify the method used for pruning measurement

Per tree

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

Total Area measured (m2) :   12000

Ammount of prunings obtained (t/ha)Specify the tonnes per hectare of prunings collected from the crop
13.7
Losses of prunings that
weren't harvested (t/ha)

How many days the prunings were on soil before measuring (days)
1

Moisture content (%)Specify the moisture content (%) of the biomass collected if available
55.1
Contact Data
Name :
Koutsoupias Takis

Email :

Profession :
Farmer

Country :
Greece

Photos


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

It is the first demonstartion performed at 12/3/2018 by CERTH and INASO-PASEGES  in the region of Agrinio. 

For the needs of this demonstartion 1.2 ha of kiwi prunings were collected with the FACMA machinery. It is recorded that for these 1.2 ha, 3 trucks were needed. Every truck could transport prunings from 4 lines. It is also recorded that the tractor velocity was 1.3 km/hr and that 50 lt of oil were consumed for the tractor's needs. 

An average of a line's pass was 9 minutes while it needed only 4 minutes to complete a pass of 100m.

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