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Main Title Effect of Simulated Sulfuric Acid Rain on Yield, Growth, and Foliar Injury of Several Crops.
Author Lee, Jeffrey J. ; Neely, Grady E. ; Perrigan, Shelton C. ; Grothaus, Louis C. ;
CORP Author National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst., Bethesda, MD.
Year Published 1980
Stock Number PB82-126285
Additional Subjects Sulfuric acid ; Tolerances(Physiology) ; Farm crops ; Air pollution ; Yield ; Weight(Mass) ; Vegetable crops ; Grasses ; Damage ; Corn plants ; Plant tissues ; Exposure ; Tables(Data) ; Simulation ; Oregon ; Reprints ; Acid precipitation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-126285 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 17p
This study was designed to reveal patterns of response of major United States crops to sulfuric acid rain. Potted plants were grown in field chambers and exposed to simulated sulfuric acid rain (pH 3.0, 3.5, or 4.0) or to a control rain (pH5.6). At harvest, the weights of the marketable portion, total aboveground portion and roots were determined for 28 crops. Of these, marketable yield production was inhibited for 5 crops (radish, beet, carrot, mustard greens, broccoli), stimulated for 6 crops (tomato, green pepper, strawberry, alfalfa, orchardgrass, timothy), and ambiguously affected for 1 crop (potato). In addition, stem and leaf production of sweet corn was stimulated. Visible injury of tomatoes might have decreased their marketability.