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Measurement of sap flow in young apple trees using the average gradient heat-pulse method
- Green, S. R., Oliver, G., Swarts, N., Hardie, M., Clothier, B. E., Close, D.
- Acta horticulturae 2018 no.1222 pp. 173-178
- apples, computer software, instrumentation, leaf abscission, sap flow, trees
- The average gradient heat-pulse method (CHMP-AG) has been used to monitor sap flow in very young (1-year-old) apple trees, from budburst through until leaf fall. Data are presented to illustrate how CHPM-AG can resolve the full range of sap flux densities in these small trees. The methodology has been implemented by making a very simple software change to existing CHPM instrumentation.