Crop load effects on stem diameter variations in peach evaluated with an integrated plant and fruit model

  • Tom De Swaef Ghent University
  • Carmen Diana Mellisho
  • Annelies Baert
  • Veerle De Schepper
  • Wenceslao Conejero
  • Kathy Steppe
Keywords: water relations, carbon relations, stem diameter, fruit growth


Integrating a mechanistic carbon and water flow model with a model of peach fruit water and carbon accumulation enabled to quantify plant carbon relations with varying crop load. Physiological processes at the plant level could as such be related to effects on fruit growth.
2B Distribution of resources and growth in plants