Normal plant development depends on temperature and requires a specific amount of heat to develop from one point to another, such as from seed germination to harvest. Temperature is also a key factor for the timing of biological processes and the growth and development of plants.

The difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures has an effect in the movement of sugars out of leaves and into fruiting parts of the plant. High daytime and low nighttime temperatures can lead to reduced production of the auxin hormone and cause sugars to be retained in vegetative cells. Temperatures between 68°F to 89°F increase the flow of sugars out of stems and leaves and into grain or fruiting parts of the plant.

During the growing season, unusually high and low temperatures cause the enzyme activity needed for hormone production to be limited resulting in impaired cell division. During temperature extremes, additional hormones and/or hormone cofactors must be externally applied or cell division and growth can stop.

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