The influence of soil moisture stress on the growth and gas exchange characteristics of young highbush blueberry plants (Vaccinium corymbosum L.)

Cameron, J.S.; Brun, C.A.; Hartley, C.A.

Acta Horticulturae ( 241): 254-259


Potted 2-year-old bushes of Bluecrop and Jersey were taken through 2 stress/recovery cycles in the greenhouse in which severely (<=-80 cbars) and moderately (-60 to -70 cbars) water stressed plants were compared with a well-watered (>=-30 cbars) control. Plants were rewatered after each stress event. Gas exchange measurements were made during stress and after recovery.