Mitigating Heat Stress on Permanent Crops

As temperatures rise, crops can succumb to heat stress that might have detrimental effects on yields and quality this year and next year.

Permanent Crop Manager, Devin Clarke grows our knowledge with some nutritional strategies that can mitigate these stresses and keep us on track for successful harvests. Calcium in the right form, applied at the right time and rate can help our trees reduce the production of Reactive Oxygen Species that damage RNA, DNA, and proteins that are necessary for effective photosynthesis and carbohydrate formation. Properly applied Calcium can help indirectly with Potassium to develop guard cells that help plants transpire and cool themselves.

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