Allow plants to adjust to field conditions before planting
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Plants may have higher survival and growth rates if they are allowed to gradually adjust to conditions similar to those in the site where they will be planted (also known as “acclimation” or “hardening off”). Factors such as temperature, salinity or nutrient concentrations might be changed gradually in the greenhouse or laboratory, from the benign conditions in which plants were raised to the conditions in the field.
To be summarized as evidence for this action, studies must have explicitly compared the performance of acclimated and non-acclimated plants. Studies that simply report the performance of acclimated plants are not summarized here.