Annals of Applied Biology
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Precise Knowledge of Plant Growth Stages - Virtual Issue May 2010
How does your garden grow? Precise knowledge of plant growth stages enhances applied and pure research
Published: 28 May 2010
It has been known for some time that changes in plant physiology affect the growth, development and survival of the animals and microbes that attack them. In addition, the timing of the infestation or infection, in terms of the plant's growth stage affects the degree and intensity of the damage and loss of yield. Furthermore, the temperature at which plants are reared affects the timing of their passage through their various developmental stages. Despite this, a significant majority of scientists still describe their experimental plants by their age, rather than their growth stage.
The Annals of Applied Biology has over the years produced a number of papers describing developmental growth stages for a number of economically important plants, some of which are highlighted below. Using universally recognisable plant growth stages is one obvious solution which enables scientists to use precise terms when describing experimental methods.
A general growth stage key for describing trees and woody plants
G.A. Finn, A.E. Straszewski, V. Peterson
A key for the stages of development of potato (Solatium tuberosum)
R.A. Jefferies, H.M. Lawson
A uniform decimal code for growth stages of crops and weeds
Peter D. Lancashire, H. Bleiholder, T. Van Den Boom, P. Langel0252ddeke, R. Stauss, Elfriede Weber, A. Witzenberger
The description of the growth stages of annual grass weeds
H.M. Lawson, M.A. Read
Standard descriptions of growth stages of annual dicotyledonous weeds
P.J.W. Lutman, G. G. Tucker, Hilary Broad
Phenological growth stages of roses (Rosa sp.): codification and description according to the BBCH scale
U. Meier, H. Bleiholder, H. Brumme, E. Bruns, B. Mehring, T. Proll, J. Wiegand
Phenological growth stages of cacao plants (Theobroma sp.): codification and description according to the BBCH scale
N. Niemenak, C. Cilas, C. Rohsius, H. Bleiholder, U. Meier, R. Lieberei
A growth stage key for winter linseed (Linum usitatissimum)
J.M. Smith, M.A. Froment
An explanation of the decimal code for the growth stages of cereals, with illustrations
D. R. Tottman, R. J. Makepeace, Hilary Broad
Phenological growth stages of the persimmon tree (Diospyros kaki)
S. Garc0237a-Carbonell, B. Yague, H. Bleiholder, H. Hack, U. Meier, M. Agusti
Phenological growth stages of loquat tree (Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl.).
J. Mart0237nez-Calvo, M.L. Badenes, G. Ll0225cer, H. Bleiholder, H. Hack, U. Meier
Phenological stages of the quince tree (Cydonia oblonga).
R. Mart0237nez-Valero, P. Melgarejo, D.M. Salazar, R. Mart0237nez, J.J. Mart0237nez, F. Hern0225ndez
Phenological growth stages of pomegranate tree (Punica granatum).
P. Melgarejo, R. Mart0237nez-Valero, J.M. Guillam0243n, M. Mir0243, A. Amor0243s