sunscald


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sunscald

[′sən‚skȯld]
(plant pathology)
An injury to woody plants which results in local death of the plant tissues; in summer it is caused by excessive action of the sun's rays, in winter, by the great variation of temperature on the side of trees that is exposed to the sun in cold weather.
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Increased airflow can delay the onset of early and late blight, two common fungal diseases of tomatoes, but increased sunlight means sunscald could be more problematic.
Damage to a tree--such as wounds in a tree's outer bark from fire, sunscald, tunneling bark beetles, gnawing rodents or broken branches--are an inevitable part of its lifecycle.
Sunscald is especially troublesome on evergreens planted on the south side of a building.
Key words: bark colour, white birch, cambium temperatures, trembling aspen, sunscald, boreal forest, deciduous trees
A magnesium deficiency could show up as leaf drop, poor production, or sunscald of the fruit, so you might want to add dolomite lime, talc or Epsom salts.
They are blossom-end rot, cracking or catfacing, and sunscald. One of the most common fruit disorders is blossom-end rot.
Overpruning large trees can be extremely damaging, resulting in sunscald, decay, excessive sprouting, excess loss of the photosynthetic area, root decline, and even death.
It bore scars and cracks and suffered sunscald. It wasn't exactly the prettiest fruit on the market block.
Recently planted trees and ones with thin bark are prone to sunscald which typically occurs on the south or southwest side of trunks.
In climates where searing sun regularly beats down on exposed, developing tomatoes, sunscald poses a definite concern.
A: Trees do not need to be shaded in this way (yarn bombing) to prevent sunscald. If the yarn is biodegradable, it will eventually decompose, in which case it will not girdle the tree.
Antitranspirant (also antidesiccant) A liquid sprayed on plants to reduce water loss, transplant shock, windburn, and sunscald.