vegetative growth ceases, soil temperature decreases, and plant demand for N is low ( Cheng et al. 2001 ; Millard and Grelet 2010 ; Sanchez et al. 1990 ). These conditions in fall are conducive to greater root growth rates, as has been demonstrated in apple
following initialization of the first floral buds, which significantly increased yield. Results Vegetative growth. Ethylene minimally reduced vegetative growth, regardless of temperature ( Table 1 ; Fig. 3 ). Increasing ethylene did not
Red raspberry ( Rubus idaeus ) has a relatively low harvest index, i.e., the relationship of harvestable crop to vegetative growth. When cultured in plastic tunnels or greenhouses, cane growth of raspberry plants is even more vigorous than in the
vegetative growth. Goldschmidt (1988) hypothesized that factors contributing to invigorating growing conditions are antagonistic to optimal rind color development. The vegetative growth of citrus trees is stimulated by various exogenous factors, viz. high
suitable as a scion wood for grafting, and for the nurserymen, they represent mother material of lower value. In such years, a particular method is needed for reducing vegetative growth, thus helping the nurseryman to achieve quality rejuvenated shoots
In Kona, Hawaii, coffee is dormant from December to February. Water is critical for spring vegetative growth (1), on which next year's flowers are produced. Water stress has reduced extension growth, node number, and leaf area of coffee (5), and irrigation has increased internode extension and node production (3). The objective of this study was to determine the effect of amount and frequency of irrigation on vegetative growth of coffee.
species. The aims of this study were to evaluate the effects of N on the vegetative growth and reproduction of P. armeniacum to find the appropriate N level for cultivation and production. Materials and Methods Growth conditions and treatment. This study
-order correlation coefficients for an investigation of the relationships among preference, complexity, and perceptual information entropy values for 48 digital photographs that depicted four visual states of plant and vegetative growth in four locations on three
fertilization practices should be modified to address potential nutrient limitations. In this study, we selected garden chrysanthemum as a vegetative growth model as it represents a traditional greenhouse crop with high nutrient demands ( Cavins et al., 2000
Little is known about the morphology of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus Moench) plant. This information is critical to understanding of plant growth and possible factors limiting yield. Therefore, a field study was conducted during 1989 to determine the changes in leaf number, leaf dry weight and stem dry weight in okra during the fruiting period. Four okra genotypes, PI-178818, PI-211573, Lee and Clemson spineless, were planted in randomized complete block design with four replications. All four genotypes had similar stem dry weight, but differed significantly in leaf number and leaf dry weight. During the reproductive period, 42% of new leaves, 61% of leaf dry weight and 82% of stern dry weight were formed. PI-178818 had highest leaf number and maximum leaf dry weight, but produced lowest fruit yield. The results suggested that since vegetative growth and fruiting proceeds simultaneously in okra, partitioning of dry weight to pod maybe critical for high okra yields.