rain flattening prior to lodging

Larry London london at sunSITE.unc.edu
Fri Jun 18 10:02:13 EST 1993

In article <1993Jun18.093650.6503 at gserv1.dl.ac.uk> ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk writes:
>Does the repeated flattening and recovery of young crops by heavy rain
>and wind result in adaptation of the crop to mechanical stress?

A reprint of an article in "HortIdeas" in this month's "Organic Gardening"
magazine, published by Rodale, mentions that daily periods of light wind
on young tomato starts slows their growth, thus preventing legginess in
the plant. They recommended getting out the electric fan on calm days.

london at sunSITE.unc.edu

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