Evaluation Tools for Assessing Climate Adaptation of Fruit Tree Species

Climate is a critical component limiting growing range of plant species, which also determines cultivar adaptation to a region. The evaluation of climate influence on fruit production is critical for decision-making in the design stage of orchards and vineyards and in the evaluation of the potential consequences of future climate. Bio- climatic indices and plant phenology are commonly used to describe the suitability of climate for growing quality fruit and to provide temporal and spatial information about regarding ongoing and future changes. 'fruclimadapt' streamlines the assessment of climate adaptation and the identification of potential risks for grapevines and fruit trees. Procedures in the package allow to i) downscale daily meteorological variables to hourly values (Forster et al (2016) ), ii) estimate chilling and forcing heat accumulation (Miranda et al (2019) < https://ec.europa.eu/eip/agriculture/sites/agri-eip/files/fg30_mp5_phenology_critical_temperatures.pdf>), iii) estimate plant phenology (Schwartz (2012) ), iv) calculate bioclimatic indices to evaluate fruit tree and grapevine adaptation (e.g. Badr et al (2017) ), v) estimate the incidence of weather-related disorders in fruits (e.g. Snyder and de Melo-Abreu (2005, ISBN:92-5-105328-6) and vi) estimate plant water requirements (Allen et al (1998, ISBN:92-5-104219-5)).


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0.4.4 by Carlos Miranda, 4 days ago

Browse source code at https://github.com/cran/fruclimadapt

Authors: Carlos Miranda

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Imports data.table, tidyverse, zoo, lubridate

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