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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Effects of Acid Rain on Fruit Crops.
Author Forsline, P. L. ; Kender, W. J. ;
CORP Author Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Center for Environmental Research.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/D-85/276;
Stock Number PB86-129699
Additional Subjects Acidity ; Air pollution ; Fruit crops ; Exposure ; Seasonal variations ; Plant reproduction ; Grapes ; Apples ; Germination ; Reprints ; Acid precipitation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-129699 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 4p
Because of climatic restrictions, fruit production is concentrated in a relatively few states in the U.S. Among the factors presenting increasing challenges to fruit growers is air pollution. In contrast to herbaceous annual agricultural crops, woody perennial fruit plants are subject to exposure to pollutants as acute episodes, season-long chronic exposures, as well as season-to-season chronic exposures. Therefore, air pollutants may influence the fruiting process at the time of flower initiation in year one or following fertilization, fruit set, fruit development and maturation stages in year two. An episode of acid rain during this period could influence productivity. The objective of the research in the laboratory is to examine the specific effects of acid rain on fruit production in grapes and apples.