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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Response and Adaptation of Crops and Weeds to Elevated C02 and Global Warming

Location: Crop Systems & Global Change

Project Number: 8042-11210-008-07
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Feb 03, 2011
End Date: Mar 31, 2015

Objective:
Climate change, particularly temperature and carbon dioxide is altering weed demographics in managed and unmanaged plant systems. The objective of the current research is to determine the vegetative and reproductive response of short day annual weeds to these aspects of climate change.

Approach:
Working with Rutgers University, we will grow a number of annual short-day weeds utilizing a projected range of carbon dioxide concentrations and temperatures, and quantify both growth rate and pollen production. Data will be utilized to characterize weed demographics in a changing climate.

Last Modified: 11/23/2014
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