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A Conversation with Forest Ecophysiologist Sybil Gotsch: Exploring Climate Change and Forest Productivity.

April 20, 2023 at 3:37 pm | Updated April 24, 2023 at 3:49 pm | 12 min read

In this conversation between Galen George and Sybil Gotsch, a forest ecophysiologist based at the University of Kentucky, we gain insight into Gotsch’s research on how plants respond to stress and how different communities of plants are impacted by climate change. Gotsch shares her experiences leading fieldwork in Costa Rica and Georgia and her plans… Continue reading…

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How the Root System Affects Yield

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kinhal | December 12, 2022

There is an urgent need to maintain and boost yield, especially as crops face escalating drought and heat stress due to climate change. Therefore, features and functions of the root system that influence the role it plays in providing plants nutrients and water in all kinds of environments are increasingly becoming a focus of crop… Continue reading…

How is Climate Change Affecting Photosynthesis?

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kinhal | December 5, 2022

The short answer is, it depends. Whether climate change affects photosynthesis and what the effects are, depends on many factors. The effects of climate change on photosynthesis will depend on soil water, nutrient availability, species, and climactic conditions. Plant physiological processes like stomatal conductance, transpiration, and photorespiration moderate climate change effects on photosynthesis. More CO2… Continue reading…

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How is Human Activity Altering Forest Canopy Dynamics?

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kinhal | August 5, 2022

Forest disturbance alters microclimate, including light quality and quantity, that can have a far-reaching influence on forest structure and composition. Species need different wavelengths or quality of light for germination. Modulation of light by the canopy influences understory growth. Edge effects favor early succession species. Forests nowadays face unprecedented levels of disturbance from human activity.… Continue reading…

5 Ways to Improve Water Use Efficiency

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kinhal | May 9, 2022

Improving water use efficiency, the ratio of yield to water supplied can boost food production for a growing population without additional use of limited water resources. Water use efficiency for food production can be improved at the farm or plant level. On farms, this can be achieved through optimized management. At the plant level, improvements… Continue reading…

LAI Modeling to Improve Kiwifruit Orchard Management

Michael Williams | March 16, 2022

This recent study combines many firsts to guide the management of kiwifruit orchards through precision agriculture. By focusing on leaf area index, choosing a precise estimation tool, the CI-110 Plant Canopy Imager, and including important textural information, the scientists aimed to discover and improve model prediction for monitoring growth and yield estimation in kiwifruit orchards.… Continue reading…

Plant Canopy Imager Live Training | CID Bio-Science

Hunter Weber | March 13, 2022

We have designed this training to take you and your team from first use to a high level of comfort with the device’s functionality in the field. This training is also a great opportunity for current and prospective users of the Plant Canopy Imager to get their questions answered and explore the specifics of device… Continue reading…

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