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Low Soil Temperatures Depress Root Activity in the Tropics

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Title:Low Soil Temperatures Depress Root Activity in the Tropics
Authors:Ravoof, A.A.
Fox, R.L.
Sanford, W.G.
Ananus comosus
tropical and subtropical fruits
soil temperature
root zone temperature
Date Issued:1973
Publisher:University of Hawaii
Citation:Ravoof AA, Fox RL, Sanford WG. 1973. Low soil temperatures depress root activity in the tropics. 1 p. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. (Illustrated Concepts in Tropical Agriculture; IC-6).
Series:Illustrated Concepts in Tropical Agriculture
Abstract:In summer, the humid tropics are more temperate than much of the temperate zone. Growth and uptake of N, P, and K by pineapple did not increase at root-zone temperatures above 25C and were inhibited by temperatures below that. Use of black plastic mulch was shown as an example of how pineapple crop soil temperature can be favorably affected.
Pages/Duration:1 pages
Appears in Collections: Illustrated Concepts in Tropical Agriculture, 1970 - 1981

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