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Phenology, part 2

by Tim Baker, Northwest Region Horticulture Specialist

In my last column, I discussed phenology, the study of the influence of climate on biological events such as animal migrations and flowering in plants. This is especially important for horticulture crops such as apples, where buds that progress too quickly may be lost in spring frosts.

Ornamental species are good subjects for phenological studies as well. One year in southeast Missouri, I

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