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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Enabling Management Response of Southeastern Agricultural Crop and Pasture Systems to Climate Change

Location: National Soil Dynamics Laboratory

Title: Implications of elevated atmospheric CO2 on plant growth and water relations

Authors
item Prior, Stephen
item Runion, George
item Marble, Christopher -
item Torbert, Henry
item Rogers Jr, Hugo
item Gilliam, Charles -

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: August 2, 2010
Publication Date: August 2, 2010
Citation: Prior, S.A., Runion, G.B., Marble, C., Torbert III, H.A., Rogers Jr, H.H., Gilliam, C.H. 2010. Implications of elevated atmospheric CO2 on plant growth and water relations [abstract]. Hortscience. 45(8):S14.

Technical Abstract: Empirical records provide incontestable evidence for the global rise in CO2 concentration in the earth’s atmosphere. Plant growth can be stimulated by elevation of CO2; photosynthesis increases and economic yield is often enhanced. The application of more CO2 can result in less water use. Competition between crops and weeds could be altered. Increases in root biomass could also influence soil carbon storage and trace gas emissions. Having looked at the available data base, we will offer a series of priority targets for future research.

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