from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or being a plant that flowers only after exposure to light periods shorter than a certain critical length, as in early spring or fall.


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  • Gardeners get hung up on whether to grow long-day, short-day or day-neutral varieties, bred to grow in relation to the amount of daylight they get as they mature.

    Groundwork: The dirt on onions

  • Daylength Pearl millet is usually a short-day plant (see next chapter), but some varieties are daylength neutral.

    4. Pearl Millet

  • Daylength Finger millet is a short-day plant, a 12-hour photoperiod being optimum for the best-known types.

    2. Finger Millet

  • For example, short-day plants require or flower best in short days.

    1: Basics of agricultural development

  • Some obstacles to introduction into new areas include disease problems (in climates where it is not adapted), sensitivity to some salty soils of semi-arid zones, poor productivity in humid regions, tendency toward short-day flowering, frost damage

    3: Staple crops

  • Daylength Although many cultivars are insensitive to photoperiod, sorghum is basically a short-day species.

    7. Sorghum

  • In the Philippines, short-day periods occur during the months of.

    Chapter 5

  • Depending on the variety, some plants, like soybean, can either be short-day, long-day or dayneutral.

    Chapter 5

  • It is a short-day plant, flowering when day lengths are less than 12 hours.

    Chapter 9

  • Roselle is a short-day plant, flowering when day lengths are less than 12 I/2 hours.

    Chapter 9


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