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Determination of Evapotranspiration and Annual Biomass Productivity of a Cactus Pear [Opuntia ficus-indica L. (Mill.)] Orchard in a Semiarid Environment
AbstractA micrometeorological approach based on the surface energy balance was adopted to estimate evapotranspiration fluxes and crop coefficient data from an irrigated cactus pear [Opuntia…
Dry matter accumulation and seasonal partitioning in mature Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill. fruiting trees
This study demonstrated that OFI trees, grown in a commercial fruit orchard, couple high productivity, in terms of fruit yield and harvest index, with relevant C fixed in the canopy.
Water balances and evapotranspiration in water- and dry-seeded rice systems
Rice is a crop that is usually grown under flooded conditions and can require large amounts of water. The objective of this 3-year study was to quantify water use in water- (WS) and dry-seeded (DS)…
CO2 uptake of Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill. whole trees and single cladodes, in relation to plant water status and cladode age
Whole-tree gas exchange measurements applied for the first time to O. ficus-indica indicated that whole cactus pear trees maintain similar net CO 2 uptake, contrary to previous evidence gathered on single leaves, even after 60 days of drought.
A synchronic and diachronic typology of Hittite reciprocal constructions
- G. Inglese
This paper discusses reciprocal constructions in Hittite, framed within the typology of reciprocals laid out by Nedjalkov (2007), Konig & Gast (2008) , and Evans et al. (2011) . Hittite attests to at…
Influence of within-tree and environmental factors on fruit quality of cactus pear ( Opuntia ficus-indica ) in Italy
The role of cultivars in determining fruit quality did not change with site and, moreover, the sensory analysis was unable to discriminate for cultivar and environment.
Crop Coefficient Curve for Paddy Rice from Residual Energy Balance Calculations
AbstractThe crop coefficient (Kc) values of rice paddy are important for estimating accurate rice crop evapotranspiration (ETc), water transfers planning, efficient irrigation management, and…
Fruit productivity and carbon gain of Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill. trees
There is no other way to increase orchard production than increasing the number either of trees ha-1 or fertile shoots tree-1, considering that a fruit count higher than 6-7 cladode-1 reduces fruit harvest size.
CO2 fluxes of Opuntia ficus-indica Mill. trees in relation to water status
Gas exchange pattern in O. ficus-indica, a CAM species belonging to Cactaceae family, refers to the Crassulacean Acid Metabolism, and continuous measurements (nighttime) during the summer season were useful to assess differences in carbon uptake under stress and no stress conditions.