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Main Title Effects of Simulated Acidic Rain on Yields of Field-Grown Crops.
Author Evans, L. S. ; Lewin, K. F. ; Cunningham, E. A. ; Patti, M. J. ;
CORP Author Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY. ;Manhattan Coll., Bronx, NY. Dept. of Environmental Engineering and Science.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA/600/J-82/448;
Stock Number PB86-106085
Additional Subjects Acidity ; Vegetables ; Precipitation(Meteorology) ; Air pollution ; pH ; Experimental design ; Injuries ; Exposure ; Ozone ; Sulfur dioxide ; Reprints ; Acid precipitation ; Beta vulgaris
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-106085 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 14p
Experiments were performed to determine the effects of simulated acidic rainfall on yields of radish (Raphanus sativa), garden beet (Beta vulgaris), kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), and alfalfa (Medicago sativa) grown under standard agronomic practices. The experimental design allowed the detection of statistically significant differences among means that differed from each other by less than 10%. The plants were exposed to small additions of simulated rain at pH levels of 5.7, 4.0, 3.1, and 2.7. The spray-to-wet simulated rain applications were similar in volume to the median of all ambient rainfall showers. Some plants received no simulated rainfall and all were exposed to ambient rainfall at Brookhaven National Laboratory (Upton, N.Y.), which had a mean weighted pH of 4.06 during the summer of 1980. Root mass of radish was not significantly affected by simulated acidic rainfall.