Volume 24: June 2021

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Last 15 Postings

CO2 Impacts on the Growth and Nitrogen Uptake of Wheat
(17 June 2021)
Not only did a mere 130 ppm increase in CO2 during daylight hours increase wheat yields on the order of 15%, it also improved the quality of the wheat grains by increasing their nitrogen concentration...

Plant Growth Database (16 June 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 (Zhang et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.
The Interaction Between CO2 and Ozone on Three Eucalypt Species (15 June 2021)
As noted in the title of the paper reviewed herein, elevated CO2 "offsets the alteration of foliar chemicals (n-icosane, geranyl acetate, and elixene) induced by elevated ozone"...

Plant Growth Database (14 June 2021)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Lettuce (Esmaili et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.

The Response of Seven African and Ten Asian Rice Genotypes to Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment
(2 June 2021)
In order to meet the food needs of the growing population, more research like this is needed to understand what crop genotypes experience the greatest growth and yield enhancements to atmospheric CO2 enrichment...

Plant Growth Database (1 June 2021)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Wheat (Navarro et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.

Interactive Effects of Light and CO2 on Coffee Growth
(14 May 2021)
Whether grown under low or higher light conditions coffee plants will benefit from the ongoing rise in atmospheric CO2...

Plant Growth Database (13 May 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; Asian Japonica results). To access the entire database, click here.

Mulberry Seedling Response to Short-term CO2 Enrichment
(12 May 2021)
The findings of this journal review could not have been summed up better than that indicated by the title of the article: elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide exposure "improves plant growth and leaf quality of mulberry seedlings"...

Plant Growth Database (11 May 2021)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Orchid (Cho et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.

Interactive Effects of CO2 and Temperature on Eucalyptus Tree Growth
(10 May 2021)
A 3°C increase in air temperature further stimulated the beneficial impacts of CO2 enrichment, nearly doubling the percent increase in total biomass of this eucalyptus tree species experienced by elevated CO2 alone...
Mercuric Oxide Pollution is Fully Ameliorated by Elevated CO2 in Maize Plants (5 May 2021)
The deleterious effects of nano-sized mercuric oxide pollution on maize photosynthesis and biomass are fully offset by elevated CO2 in this laboratory experiment...

The Growth Response of Rice and Eddo to CO2 and Temperature
(30 April 2021)
The results of this study are very promising, indicating that future growth and production of rice and eddo will be enhanced as atmospheric CO2 concentrations rise, regardless of whether or not temperatures increase...

Plant Growth Database (29 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 Water Hyacinth (Jiang et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.

Temperature and CO2 Effects on Tomato Growth, Yield and Quality Characteristics
(28 April 2021)
The authors of this study conclude that "climate change in terms of increased temperature and CO2 will have a positive effect on tomato by way of increase in production and quality of fruits"...

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