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The effects of day/night temperatures on growth and dry matter production of custard apple (Annona cherimola x Annona squamosa) cultivar 'African Pride'

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George, AP and Nissen, RJ, The effects of day/night temperatures on growth and dry matter production of custard apple (Annona cherimola x Annona squamosa) cultivar 'African Pride', Scientia Horticulturae, 31, (3-4) pp. 269-274. ISSN 0304-4238 (1987) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 1987 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.

DOI: doi:10.1016/0304-4238(87)90052-5

Abstract

In custard apple, increasing day/night temperatures (17/12, 22/17, 27/22, 32/27C) increased dry matter production, vegetative flushing, leaf size, leaf number, specific leaf weight and stem diameter. The dry weight leaf/root ratio increased by approximately a factor of two between the lowest and highest temperature treatments. Strong vegetative flushing at the highest temperature treatment was shown to adversely affect the number of floral buds produced, suggesting that tropical conditions may not be conducive to high fruit production.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:custard apple, dry matter, growth, temperature
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Horticultural Production
Research Field:Horticultural Crop Growth and Development
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Horticultural Crops
Objective Field:Horticultural Crops not elsewhere classified
Author:Nissen, RJ (Mr Robert Nissen)
ID Code:111390
Year Published:1987
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2016-09-09
Last Modified:2016-10-11
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