US EPA against record crops …

The EPA against strawberries?

Agriculture (Species: Strawberry) — Summary (5 February 2015)
Increases in the air’s CO2 content will benefit the growth and production of strawberry plants in a number of ways. It is therefore a shame when government organizations such as the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fail to sufficiently acknowledge such benefits and instead forge ahead with efforts that would mute them when they should be promoting them…

Extra CO2 helps most crops. Wheat is tested, and the results conclude that we need more CO2, here, with trials also held in WA:

Plant Growth Database (5 February 2015)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Wheat (Benlloch-Gonzalez et al., 2014)…

Benlloch-Gonzalez et al. (2014)

Above-ground biomass (cultivar Janz) of well watered and fertilized plants grown from seed for 48 days at Shenton Park, Western Australia, in glass-walled rhizo-boxes filled to a depth of one meter with a dark brown loam soil consisting of 40% brown sand, 40% silt and 20% clay in four tunnel houses in the field
101%

That’s double the biomass, for an increase of 300ppm CO2.

Some scientist(s) last week preferred virtual cropping to show the evils of more CO2

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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