Mungbeans that like CO2 …

In my past life in Australia’s greenie belt, the local name for hippy environmentalists was ‘Mungbean’. This latest news will be disappointing, mungbeans grow exceptionally well with large increases in biomass under the influence of big increases in carbon dioxide. Mungbeans are winners:

Plant Growth Database (19 November 2015)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Mungbean  … To access the entire database, click here.

Greenie Mungbeans are the big losers in trying to stop burning fossil fuels. 200% extra growth rate? What’s not to like about that:

Photosynthesis of adequately fertilized and watered 56-day-old plants growing in pots and exposed to elevated CO2 for a few hours
152%

300ppm extra

 

Sharma and Sengupta (1997)

Photosynthesis of adequately fertilized and watered 56-day-old plants growing in pots and exposed to elevated CO2 for a few hours
 

200% 600ppm extra

 

Srivastava et al. (2002)

open-top chambers
204% 300ppm extra

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About Tom Harley

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