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sunscald

[suhn-skawld] /ˈsʌnˌskɔld/
noun
1.
injury to the leaves, bark, or underlying tissues of woody plants due to the combined effects of heat, humidity, and intense sunshine.
Origin of sunscald
1850-1855
1850-55; sun + scald1
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  • It may require careful siting in areas prone to drought and also to avoid sunscald.
  • sunscald lowers quality by making the melons less attractive and may cause them to rot.
  • Buyers usually will not purchase watermelons with sunscald damage.
  • All smooth bark deciduous tree trunks must be wrapped with waterproof paper according to specifications to prevent sunscald.
  • Recently isolated trees, in particular, are subject to wind throw on shallow soils and susceptible to winter sunscald.
  • Do not plant near concrete or asphalt as this increases the risk of trunk sunscald or frost cracks.
  • Loss of leaves also exposes developing fruit to the sun, resulting in sunscald.
  • Under extremely high temperatures, the eggplant fruit are also prone to sunscald.
  • The higher levels of sunlight may cause sunscald on the trunks and branches.
  • The advantage is that the plant has more leaf area for photosynthesis and to protect developing fruit from sunscald.

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