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Long proleptic and sylleptic shoots in peach (Prunus persica L. Batsch) trees have similar, predetermined, maximum numbers of nodes and bud fate patterns
(Annals of Botany, 2019-01-03)
Background and Aims In peach (Prunus persica) trees, three types of shoots can be distinguished depending on the time of their appearance: sylleptic, proleptic and epicormic. On proleptic shoots, an average of ten phytomers ...
Remote sensing of water use and water stress in the African savanna ecosystem at local scale – Development and validation of a monitoring tool
Savannas are among the most productive biomes of Africa, where they comprise half of its surface. They support wildlife, livestock, rangelands, crops, and livelihoods, playing an important socioeconomic role in rural areas. ...
Differential irrigation scheduling by an automated algorithm of water balance tuned by capacitance-type soil moisture sensors
(Agricultural Water Management, 2019-11-07)
Automated software tools are required to undertake the routine tasks and decision-making involved in scheduling irrigation. A key issue in this topic is how to integrate sensors in the scheduling approach. The objectives ...