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RECORD NUMBER: 41 OF 49
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Simulated acid rain on crops /|
|Author||Plocher, M. D. ; Perrigan, S. C. ; Hevel, R. J. ; Cooper, R. M. ; Moss, D. N.|
|CORP Author||Oregon State Univ., Corvallis.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.|
|Publisher||Agricultural Experiment Station, Oregon State University,|
|Additional Subjects||Acidity ; Precipitation(Meteorology) ; Grasses ; Farm crops ; Nitric acid ; Sulfuric acid ; Vegetation ; Corn ; Yield ; pH ; Vegetables ; Acid precipitation|
|Collation||74 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.
"October 1985." Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-64). Microfiche.