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Simulated acid rain: Effects on leaf quality and yield of broadleaf tobacco

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Abstract

Simulated acid rains of pH 5.6, 4.0, 3.5, 3.0, 2.5, or 2.0 were applied to leaves of broadleaf tobacco twice per week for 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 weeks. Only those plants receiving rain of pH 2.0 were injured and, among those, the plants receiving fewer applications had less severe injury. Foliar symptoms resembled weather fleck (O3 injury) at first, but become distinguishable from them with time.

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Rathier, T.M., Frink, C.R. Simulated acid rain: Effects on leaf quality and yield of broadleaf tobacco. Water Air Soil Pollut 22, 389–394 (1984). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00282609

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Keywords

  • Severe Injury
  • Acid Rain
  • Leaf Quality
  • Simulated Acid Rain
  • Foliar Symptom