Nighttime water use in an irrigated Eucalyptus grandis plantation.

  title={Nighttime water use in an irrigated Eucalyptus grandis plantation.},
  journal={Tree physiology},
  volume={19 13},
  • Benyon
  • Published 1999 in Tree physiology
Sap flow measurements showed that a well-watered four-year-old plantation of Eucalyptus grandis (Hill ex Maiden) at Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, used 0.8 mm of water between 2100 and 0500 h on the midwinter night of July 30. Sap flow ceased for 2 to 3 h after sunset before recommencing at high rates that reached a maximum of 0.3 mm per h between 0200 and 0300 h. This pattern is inconsistent with the replenishment of tissue water reserves depleted during the day. Moreover, maximum… CONTINUE READING
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