Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Plantclimate analysis for lettuce… introducing a new method for determining plant temperature requirements

Authors

M. H. Kimball
W. L. Sims
J. E. Welch

Authors Affiliations

Marston H. Kimball is Extension Bio-climatologist (retired), Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California, Davis; William L. Sims is Extension Vegetable Crops Specialist, Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California, Davis; James E. Welch is Associate Opercula turist, Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 21(4):2-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v021n04p2. April 1967.

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Abstract

Most plants require differing day and night temperatures for optimum growth. Definite knowledge of day and night temperatures necessary for maximum yield of high quality crops is vital for intelligent agricultural planning. This applies to choice of crops for a single farm or for an agricultural community. It is also essential in determining potential soundness and ultimate economy of land-and water-development projects. Tremendous losses, both of money and time, often result from trial and error processes which eventually prove suitability of certain crops in a specific area. The study reported here describes a new method of phenological determination of temperature requirements for plants.

Kimball M, Sims W, Welch J. 1967. Plantclimate analysis for lettuce… introducing a new method for determining plant temperature requirements. Hilgardia 21(4):2-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v021n04p2
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