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Garden with Insight v1.0 Help: Plant next day functions: decay fruits if old

As the plant matures, its pool of reproductive biomass includes some fruit biomass. Some of those fruits rot for various reasons, and some fall off the plant. A simple multiplier reduces the reproductive biomass pool for decay. The daily decay fraction increases linearly from a start point halfway between the start of reproductive allocation and maturity to an end point at maturity (heat unit index = 1.0). The height of the daily decay fraction at maturity is determined by a parameter. A corresponding fraction of the reproductive biomass is removed every day and added to the standing dead biomass.

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