Volume 24: April 2021

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Last 15 Postings

Elevated CO2 Improves Tomato Growth Under Low Light Conditions
(19 April 2021)
With incredible findings like those reported in this study, it really makes one wonder why anyone would want to reduce the air's CO2 concentration, which action would only serve to reduce plant photosynthesis, growth, and light use efficiency, as well as raise overall crop energy use and production costs. Nevertheless, that is exactly the objective of the misguided Biden Administration...

Elevated CO2 Increases Flavonoid Accumulation and Cadmium Content in Black Locust Seedlings
(16 April 2021)
Such favorable findings bode well for the future protection and defense system of black locust trees as the air's CO2 content rises, as well as for their use in cleaning up soils contaminated with heavy metals...

Plant Growth Database (15 April 2021)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Fountain Grass (Singh et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.

Three Decades of Change in Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Stocks at a Subtropical Australian Site
(14 April 2021)
Model-based theory predicts rising temperatures should enhance soil decomposition and reduce belowground organic carbon stocks, but real-world data reveal otherwise...

Plant Growth Database (13 April 2021)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Rice (Masuya et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.
The Response of Sorghum to Elevated CO2, Water Stress and Nitrogen Availability (12 April 2021)
In this multi-factor analysis elevated CO2 enhanced the relative water content of sorghum by 10% under water deficit stress, improved the photosynthetic apparatus and reduced oxidative damage and stress, indicating an overall alleviation of the destructive effects of drought...

Interactive Effects of Warming and Elevated CO2 on a Tropical Forage Species
(9 April 2021)
Changes in flower phenology under elevated CO2 and elevated temperature, alone or in combination, increased the floral resources of this species and its attractiveness for pollinators...

Plant Growth Database (8 April 2021)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Thyme (Habeeb et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.

CO2 Enrichment Effects on Chickpea Growth and Seed Quality
(7 April 2021)
Chickpea growth and yield was stimulated under elevated CO2 and had no discernible influence on seed quality, suggesting good things to come for those who produce and consume this legume...

Plant Growth Database (6 April 2021)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Rice (Wang et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.
CO2 Impacts on the Rhizosphere Microbial Community of Korean Red Pine (5 April 2021)
Elevated CO2 significantly improved both the microbial diversity and species richness so as to favor growth in Korean red pine...

Using Elevated CO2 to Enhance the Nutritive Value of Alfalfa Sprouts
(2 April 2021)
A mere 220 ppm increase in atmospheric CO2 was powerful enough to yield multiple growth and nutrition-related benefits in alfalfa sprouts, including increased levels of vitamins, phenolics, flavonoids and minerals, as well as enhanced antioxidant capacity...
Arctic Phytoplankton Demonstrate Resilience to Ocean Acidification (31 March 2021)
Ten separate ocean acidification manipulations covering a wide range of temperatures, irradiance, incubation method and dominant taxa reveal coastal Arctic and subarctic primary production is largely insensitive to future projections of ocean acidification...

Plant Growth Database (30 March 2021)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Tobacco (Zhang et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.
Wheat Tolerance to Low Temperature Stress is Enhanced by Elevated CO2 (29 March 2021)
Elevated CO2 improved the low temperature tolerance of wheat by (1) maintaining stability of the chloroplast ultrastructure, (2) enhancing activities of antioxidant enzymes and concentrations of osmotic substances and (3) modifying the sucrose metabolism in leaves...

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