Modelling effects of photosynthetic adaptations on source sink relationships and yield patterns of recurrent flowering vegetable crops

Ryan Ramsey & Kim Travis

Key questions:

1. What kind of effect do various photosynthetic adaptations have on source-sink balance?
2. Which aspects of photosynthesis are most relevant and how much would they have to change to have a noticeable effect?
3. Although growers have little control over light input, what else could be changed in the growing environment to reduce variability in production?

Proceedings of the 4th Mathematics in the Plant Sciences Study Group