Modelling temperature-modulated internode elongation in greenhouse grown cucumber canopies

  • Katrin Kahlen Geisenheim University
  • Tsu-Wei Chen Leibniz Universit├Ąt Hannover
  • Jana Zinkernagel Geisenheim University
  • Hartmut Stuetzel Leibniz Universit├Ąt
Keywords: Temperature, L-Cucumber, Arrhenius function, organ growth, light, functional-structural plant model


This study highlights the significance of temperature signals for predicting final internode length: Growth and appearance rates need to be adapted to the prevailing temperature conditions. Variations in the light environment additionally alter the pattern of final internode length along the main stem and thus indicate the importance of considering simultaneously acting factors.
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