The effect of daily temperature on truss flowering rate of tomato

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Abstract

The rate of appearance of tomato inflorescence is important parameter of yield prediction models. Number of macroscopically observable inflorescences related to unit time was used to characterize the rate of development in case of indeterminate tomato. Truss flowering rate showed similar pattern to truss appearance rate, and it was closely connected with temperature. The present experiments attempted to calculate functions that can estimate truss flowering rate up to the 10th truss. These functions are the basis of characterizing the whole flowering process in relation to temperature during the generative period of indeterminate tomato.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1671-1674
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Volume84
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2004

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Keywords

  • Flowering truss
  • Temperature
  • Tomato
  • Truss flowering rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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