Temperature Drop as a Tool for Cold Tolerance Increment in Plants
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The experiments were conducted with Cucumis sativus L., Triticum aestivum L., Brassica capitata, Solanum tuberosum, Zea mays L. and Pisum sativum L. Temperature drop increased cold resistance in all studied species. Level of cold resistance under the drop treatments was much higher than under the constant low temperature. It remained at a higher level for a longer period during de-acclimation. It is concluded that DROP technology is a good way for successful transplantation of greenhouse agricultural and bedding plants in early spring.
KeywordsCold resistance De-acclimation Temperature drop
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