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This report summarises work carried out to assess the effects of air pollutants on agricultural crops. It reviews the pollution climate of Europe and reports on the climatic measurements taken at the network sites. The main findings on crop yield for legumes and cereals are discussed and results from parallel studies of physiological and biochemical responses are presented. Crop responses to mixtures of air pollutants are examined and drought stress effects and biotic interactions are assessed. The factors that affect the response of a crop to specific concentrations of O(3) are also addressed.

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Authors: UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonnington Campus (GB);INSTITUTE OF ECOTOXICOLOGY, Institute of Ecotoxicology, FAL, Braunschweig (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15310 EN (1993)
Availability: Available from the Environment Programme Office, European Commission, DG XII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 2-87263-111-9
Record Number: 199430153 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en