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Physiology of Fruit Crops and Temperate Trees

Research into the environmental physiology of fruit crops and temperate trees requires the integration of both basic and applied aspects of plant physiology. There is an increased need to be able to predict the effects of horticultural and forest practices such as thinning, pruning, fertilization and irrigation on tree carbon allocation, nutrient and water uptake, root and shoot growth, and fruit production and quality.
Marc Goebel taking images of roots with a minirhizotron camera in a California vineyard

Marc Goebel taking images of roots with a minirhizotron camera in a California vineyard

Recent attention has focused on the effects of vascular anatomy on tree water use and depth of water use