Grazing winter wheat relieves plant water stress and transiently enhances photosynthesis
In order to model the impact of grazing on wheat growth, we measured photosynthesis in the field. Grazing may affect photosynthesis as a consequence of changes to leaf water status, nitrogen content per unit leaf area (Na) or photosynthetic enzyme activity. While light-saturated CO2 assimilation rates (Asat) of field-grown wheat were unchanged during grazing, Asat transiently increased by 33-68% compared to ungrazed leaves over a two-four week period after grazing ended. Grazing reduced leaf...[Show more]
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|Source:||Functional Plant Biology 37.8 (2010): 726-736|
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