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Main Title Simulated acid rain on crops /
Author Plocher, M. D. ; Perrigan, S. C. ; Hevel, R. J. ; Cooper, R. M. ; Moss, D. N.
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Author Title of a Work
Plocher, M. D.
CORP Author Oregon State Univ., Corvallis.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher Agricultural Experiment Station, Oregon State University,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/3-85/068
Stock Number PB86-110772
OCLC Number 12414575
Additional Subjects Acidity ; Precipitation(Meteorology) ; Grasses ; Farm crops ; Nitric acid ; Sulfuric acid ; Vegetation ; Corn ; Yield ; pH ; Vegetables ; Acid precipitation
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  S105.E55 1985 no.739 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/20/2019
NTIS  PB86-110772 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 64 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
In 1981, simulated H2SO4 acid rain was applied to alfalfa and tall fescue and a 2:1 ratio of H2SO4:HNO3 acid rain was applied to alfalfa, tall fescue, barley, wheat, potato, tomato, radish, and corn crops growing in the open field at Corvallis, Oregon. Careful attention was given to effects of the acid rain on the appearance of the foliage, and the effects on yield were measured. Because the effect of pH 4.0 rain on corn yield was the only significant effect noted in the 1981 studies, in 1982, more extensive studies of the effect of simulated H2SO4/HNO3 rain on corn were conducted. No significant effects of acid rain were found on foliage appearance, or on yield of grain or stover in the 1982 studies.
"May 1985." Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-64).