Tree physiology impacts the response of the tree, by interacting with the environmental conditions and the cultural practices applied by the grower. The major interactions with the environment are those involving light, temperature and water availability. The yields of excellent quality fruit are deeply dependent on accurate matching of the management strategies to the environmental conditions. Sunburn damages in different apple growing districts of the world, for example, are due to excessive light levels impinging on the leaves and fruit. The effect of temperatures on fruit growth is rather important in the first 30-40 days after full bloom. After this period of time, fruit growth is relatively unaffected by temperature regimes. If the fruit is considered as an integrator of the impact of all these factors on the tree functionality, then monitoring its growth at specific times during the season might provide a diagnostic tool to evaluate in real time cultural practices such as thinning, nutrition and irrigation.

Principles of apple tree physiology – tools for tree management.

CORELLI GRAPPADELLI, LUCA
2004

Abstract

Tree physiology impacts the response of the tree, by interacting with the environmental conditions and the cultural practices applied by the grower. The major interactions with the environment are those involving light, temperature and water availability. The yields of excellent quality fruit are deeply dependent on accurate matching of the management strategies to the environmental conditions. Sunburn damages in different apple growing districts of the world, for example, are due to excessive light levels impinging on the leaves and fruit. The effect of temperatures on fruit growth is rather important in the first 30-40 days after full bloom. After this period of time, fruit growth is relatively unaffected by temperature regimes. If the fruit is considered as an integrator of the impact of all these factors on the tree functionality, then monitoring its growth at specific times during the season might provide a diagnostic tool to evaluate in real time cultural practices such as thinning, nutrition and irrigation.
34
39
Corelli Grappadelli L.
File in questo prodotto:
Eventuali allegati, non sono esposti

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11585/12785
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact