Submitted to: Concise Encyclopedia of Temperate Zone Tree Fruits
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: January 9, 2003
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Tree canopy temperature management strategies utilize the physical properties of water and mineral materials to modify the microclimate of a fruit tree to reduce environmental damage. These strategies improve fruit quality and the stability of orchard productivity by reducing water stress, sunburn, and other temperature-related injuries.