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Crossing the threshold: adaptation tipping points for Australian fruit trees


Measham, PF and Darbyshire, R, Crossing the threshold: adaptation tipping points for Australian fruit trees, Fruit Growers Tasmania Conference 2014, 22-25 May 2014, Launceston, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]


‘Crossing the threshold: Adaptation tipping points for Australian fruit trees’ is a three year project which commenced in 2013 looking at cherry, apple and pear crops. It aims to align tree responses to climate information, assess how climate affects dormancy, bloom timing, yield potential and fruit damage. This will inform industry of when climate may consistently disrupt tree function into the future. Adaptation strategies, such as dormancy breaking, netting and rootstocks will also be evaluated. This is relevant information when making decisions about suitability of varieties, optimising production into the future, and to better inform industry when practice change is required.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Horticultural production
Research Field:Horticultural production not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Horticultural crops
Objective Field:Stone fruit (excl. avocado)
UTAS Author:Measham, PF (Dr Penny Measham)
ID Code:91732
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2014-05-28
Last Modified:2014-05-28

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