Crop structure and the penetration of direct sunlight

Lang, A.R.G. and Yueqin, X. and Norman, J.M. (1985) Crop structure and the penetration of direct sunlight. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 35 (1). pp. 83-101.

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The theory of the relationships between LAI, leaf angle distributions and light transmission through the leaf canopy is discussed with reference to field trials on sorghum and sunflowers in Australia. For sorghum, LAI was underestimated until it reached 0.9, while for sunflowers it was overestimated. This was thought to be due to gaps between rows in both crops and by heliotropism and the regularity of leaf insertion in sunflowers

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Div. of Envir. Mechanics, CSIRO, Canberra, A.C.T., Australia
Subjects: Atmosperic Science > Climatology
Crop Improvement
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry > Plant Physiology
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry > Biochemistry
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Mr B Krishnamurthy
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 09:10
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2012 09:10
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