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Coffee tree growth and environmental acclimation

Code: 9781838793739
Fábio M. DaMatta, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil

Chapter synopsis: In this chapter, some aspects of coffee growth and development as well as the recent advances in the environmental physiology of growth and production are reviewed. The information deals with both Coffea arabica and C. canephora, which together account for 99% of coffee bean production worldwide. This chapter is organized into sections dealing with vegetative growth, flowering and fruiting, competition between vegetative and reproductive growth, and physiological acclimation to environmental factors including light, water and temperature.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2017.0022.02
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 The coffee tree at work: root growth, shoot growth and flowering 3 The coffee tree at work: fruiting and competition between vegetative and reproductive growth 4 Acclimation to environmental factors: irradiance 5 Acclimation to environmental factors: water 6 Acclimation to environmental factors: temperature 7 Conclusions 8 Where to look for further information 9 Abbreviations 10 References

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