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Effects of aerial pollutants on the growth and yield of spring barley

Buckenham, A. H. and Parry, M. A J and Whittingham, C. P. (1982) Effects of aerial pollutants on the growth and yield of spring barley. Annals of Applied Biology, 100 (1). pp. 179-187. ISSN 0003-4746

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Abstract

Open-topped chambers were used to determine the effect of field concentrations of aerial pollutants on the growth and yield of spring barley. Experiments were conducted in the Marston Valley. Bedfordshire, where sulphur dioxide and fluoride are the major pollutants. The charcoal filtered chambers enabled pollutant concentrations to be reduced by 60-70%. Cleaning the air increased straw and grain yields. The filtration was non-selective and did not identify the injurious agent. The chambers were found to accelerate the crop's development by 7-8 days and reduce yield by suppressing tillering.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Annals of Applied Biology
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 76062
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 21 Oct 2015 06:04
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 02:20
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/76062

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