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Ben Mimoun M and DeJong TM, 1999 Using the Relation between Growing Degree Hours and Harvest Date to Estimate Run-times for PEACH: a Tree Growth and Yield Simulation Model. Acta Hort. 499:107-114. (pdf)

Connell, et al., 2010 Harvest maturity of almond cultivars in California's Sacramento Valley. Options Méditerranéennes, A no. 94, 2010 - XIV GREMPA Meeting on Pistachios and Almonds:19-23. 

Day et al., 2008 Using Growing Degree Hours Accumulated Thirty Days after Bloom to Predict Peach and Nectarine Harvest Date. Acta Hort., 803:163-166. (pdf)

DeBuse et al. In press. Using Spring Weather Data to Predict Harvest Date for “Improved French” Prune. Acta Hort.

Marra et al., 2002 Thermal time requirement and harvest time forecast for peach cultivars with different fruit development periods. Acta Hort., 592:523-529. (pdf)

Tombesi, et al. 2010 Fruit development in almond is influenced by early Spring temperatures in California. J. Hort. Sc.i Biotech. 85:4. 317-322. (pdf) 

Zalom, et al. 1983 Degree-Days: The Calcuation and Use of Heat Units in Pest Management. University of California ANR Leaflet 21373. 11 pages (pdf)