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Measurement of sap flow in young apple trees using the average gradient heat-pulse method


Green, S and Oliver, G and Swarts, N and Hardie, M and Clothier, B and Close, D, Measurement of sap flow in young apple trees using the average gradient heat-pulse method, Acta Horticulturae 1222: Proceedings of the X International Workshop on Sap Flow, 22-26 May 2017, Fullerton, USA, pp. 1-6. ISBN 978-94-62612-21-1 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright 2019 International Society for Horticultural Science

DOI: doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1222.35


The average gradient heat-pulse method (CHMP-AG) has been used to monitor sap flow in very young (1-year-old) apple trees, from budburst through until leaf fall. Data are presented to illustrate how CHPM-AG can resolve the full range of sap flux densities in these small trees. The methodology has been implemented by making a very simple software change to existing CHPM instrumentation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:apples, irrigation, sap flow
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:Pome fruit, pip fruit
UTAS Author:Oliver, G (Mr Garth Oliver)
UTAS Author:Swarts, N (Dr Nigel Swarts)
UTAS Author:Hardie, M (Mr Marcus Hardie)
UTAS Author:Close, D (Professor Dugald Close)
ID Code:127087
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:TIA - Research Institute
Deposited On:2018-07-09
Last Modified:2020-03-30

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