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Plumeria Rubra / Wikipedia

Plumeria Rubra / Wikipedia

Leaf area (LA) is an important parameter in many plant modeling studies.There is a need for a simple, accurate and non-destructive model to predict LA in physiological experiments in which destructive LA sampling is not allowed (e.g., rare plants or genetically segregating populations). In this study, a model for LA estimation was developed for Plumeria rubra L. using simple linear measurements of leaf length (L) and maximum width (W). Two experiments were carried out, one in 2012 (on seven commercial genotypes: ‘California Sunset’, ‘Christina’, ‘Elsie’, ‘Gina’, ‘J.J. Mini White’, ‘Panittas Red’, and ‘Pixie Dust’) and one in 2013 (on one genotype ‘Divine’) under greenhouse conditions, to test whether a model could be developed to estimate LAs of P. rubra across genotypes. Regression analysis of LA vs. L and/or W revealed several models that could be used to estimate the area of individual Plumeria leaves.To develop a model to estimate individual LA values accurately for all genotypes of P.

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The atmospheric [CO2] in which crops grow today is greater than at any point in their domestication history and represents an opportunity for positive effects on seed yield that can counteract the negative effects of greater heat and drought this century. In order to maximize yields under future atmospheric [CO2], we need to identify and study crop cultivars that respond most favorably to elevated [CO2] and understand the mechanisms contributing to their responsiveness. Soybean (Glycine max Merr.) is a widely grown oilseed crop and shows genetic variation in response to elevated [CO2].

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If you have never considered Sorghum as a very profitable crop to grow, it is a time to start thinking about it. From different resources listed below we collect 8 key facts about Sorghum as a grain crop to improve your farming performance.

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If you do not grow cucumbers, you have lost so much. Cucumbers are not only a popular vegetable but also a valuable food product. Cucumber consists of 95 – 97 % water and the most immature and the greener vegetables are – cucumbers are more tasteful and delicious. But how to grow a good crop of cucumbers?

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If you’ve ever been interested in the cultivation of fruit, you know that the question “Do I have to cut the leaves of strawberries?” is one of the most important for those gardeners who grow this crop.

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