INTEREST OF A CARBON BALANCE MODEL FOR ON-LINE GROWTH CONTROL : THE EXAMPLE OF A DAYLIGHT DEPENDENT NIGHT TEMPERATURE CONTROL

C. Gary
Compared with a constant night temperature control, a daylight dependent night temperature control was proved to save energy -because of a lower mean temperature- without affecting yield and earliness. A tentative explanation is given, thanks to a short-term carbon balance model : in the modulated temperature treatment, carbohydrate content would be maintained higher and would be less limiting for respiration and growth.
Gary, C. (1989). INTEREST OF A CARBON BALANCE MODEL FOR ON-LINE GROWTH CONTROL : THE EXAMPLE OF A DAYLIGHT DEPENDENT NIGHT TEMPERATURE CONTROL. Acta Hortic. 248, 265-268
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.248.31
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.248.31

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