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The effects of root temperature on growth and dry matter production of Annona species


George, AP and Nissen, RJ, The effects of root temperature on growth and dry matter production of Annona species, Scientia Horticulturae, 31, (1-2) pp. 95-99. ISSN 0304-4238 (1987) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 1987 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.

DOI: doi:10.1016/0304-4238(87)90111-7


High root temperatures increased shoot extension, leaf and flower production, and leaf and root dry weight in Annona species. With clonally propagated trees of the custard apple cultivar ‘African Pride’ (Annona cherimola × A. squamosa), significant increases in root dry matter production were recorded at root temperatures between 17 and 22°C. High root temperatures (27°C) were not detrimental to plant growth. Most cherimoya (A. cherimola) cultivars produced more dry matter at the low root temperature (15°C) compared to the more tropical species (Annona cherimola × A. squamosa, A. squamosa and A. glabra).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Annona spp., dry matter, root temperature
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food 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
UTAS Author:Nissen, RJ (Dr Robert Nissen)
ID Code:111391
Year Published:1987
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2016-09-09
Last Modified:2016-10-11

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