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Volume 22: May 2019
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Last 15 Postings

Plant Growth Database (24 May 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Sugar Maple (Li et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

Elevated CO2 and Elevated Temperature Improve the Quantity and Quality of Soybean and Maize Yields (23 May 2019)
Relative to ambient conditions, a 1.5 °C rise in temperature and an atmospheric CO2 concentration of 700 ppm stimulated soybean and maize yields by 31% and 25%, respectively, while having no impact on grain protein concentration, but increasing grain oil and the concentration of several nutrients within the grains...

A Three-Century Record of Drought in Nepal (22 May 2019)
The most extreme drought occurred in 1707 and there is no indication that drought events have become more frequent or more severe as greenhouse gases have risen over the past century or so...

Plant Growth Database (21 May 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Wheat (Pandey et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

The Interactive Effects of Elevated CO2 and Nitrogen Supply on Two Rice Cultivars (20 May 2019)
In response to rising concentrations of atmospheric CO2, future rice yields will likely increase in quantity without sacrificing quality. And that is great news for the planet's producers and consumers of this important food crop!...

Plant Growth Database (17 May 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Red Maple (Hao et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

The Interactive Effects of CO2 and Light Intensity on Orchid Flowering (16 May 2019)
Six hours of CO2 enrichment per day for 16 weeks was sufficient to improve the growth and flowering percentage of an orchid plant...

The Impact of Elevated CO2 on Soybean Growth and Herbivore Resistance (15 May 2019)
Not only does elevated CO2 improve soybean yields, it induces changes in plant foliar chemistry that negatively impacts the growth, development and fecundity of a leaf-chewing herbivorous insect...

Plant Growth Database (14 May 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Cassava (Cruz et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

The Effects of Elevated pCO2 Seawater on Pacific Cod Larvae (13 May 2019)
A presumed negative effect observed after two weeks disappears when re-measured three weeks later...

Plant Growth Database (10 May 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Common Bean (Ma et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

Response of a Tropical Tree Exposed to Elevated CO2 and Drought (9 May 2019)
Rising concentrations of atmospheric CO2 will likely stimulate growth and improve the water use efficiency of this Amazon tree species, especially so during times of drought...

Interactive Effects of Elevated CO2 and Temperature on Brassica napus (8 May 2019)
If future atmospheric CO2 concentrations rise to 800 ppm, this key European crop will experience biomass enhancements of 30%. And if temperatures rise by 4 °C in concert with CO2, the biomass enhancements will reach a whopping 140%...

Plant Growth Database (7 May 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Maize (Xie et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

Improved Growth and Nitrogen Fixation from Elevated CO2 in Two Lentil Cultivars (6 May 2019)
Under adequate soil water conditions, elevated CO2 will increase both the quantity (grain yield) and quality (grain N concentration) of two lentil cultivars...

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