Using heat to study ice damage in plants

Stanley, Doris
April 1997
Agricultural Research;Apr97, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p18
Academic Journal
Focuses on the effects of frosted ice on plants and crops. Comments of Michael Wisniewski about the importance of studying plants freeze; Technology used by Wisniewski to determine where ice first begins to form in a plant and at what temperature; How the technology was applied to track ice crystals; Example of how thermal imaging works; How plants can survive freezing temperatures; Comments of Wisniewski about the thermal system; How thermal imaging can save growers money.


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