Comparison of light- and temperature-based index models for potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) growth and development

@article{Yuan2008ComparisonOL,
  title={Comparison of light- and temperature-based index models for potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) growth and development},
  author={F. -M. Yuan and William Bland},
  journal={American Journal of Potato Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={82},
  pages={345-352}
}
Robust and simple methods of normalizing for the weather of particular growing seasons enable improved in-season decisions, such as supplemental fertilizer timing. Common methods involve expressing the progress of the season in terms of degree-days or cumulative incident solar radiation, in contrast to days after planting or emergence. This study compared a newly introduced temperature-derived variable, “relative thermal index” (RTI) based on a modified beta distribution model, with growing… CONTINUE READING