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To investigate the likely impact on vegetable crop development of changes in temperature and CO2 associated - CC0329

Description
Full title: To investigate the likely impact on vegetable crop development of changes in temperature and CO2 associated with global warming

This study will aim to improve understanding of how yield of vegetable crops (represented by French beans in this study) responds to long term enhancement of atmospheric CO2 and increase in temperature. Controlled environment cabinet work will be conducted to complete studies of yield responses of French beans to CO2 and temperature; results will be compared with those obtained in a previous related study. Information from this phase of the study will be used to generate models to predict the response to any scenario-based rise in CO2 and temperature. Responses of the crop to CO2 and temperature will be described by a 2-dimensional, quadratic response-surface model which allows contour plots of measured variates. This model may then be used to examine theoretically the response of these temperate vegetables to a range of scenarios for simultaneous changes in CO2 and temperature. This is considered important due to the perception that potential climate change scenarios are continually changing. Results of the study will enable MAFF to take a strategic view of whether and how to develop adaptive agronomic and economic strategies for UK crop production in the short and long term in response to environmental changes likely to result from climate change.
Objective
The project seeks to improve understanding of how the yield of vegetable crops (here French beans) respond to long term enhancement of atmospheric CO2 and increase in temperatures. These changes will be modelled using a two-dimensional, quadratic response-surface model which allow contour plots to be developed so that the impact of any climate change scenario can be predicted. Results will enable MAFF to take a strategic view of whether and how to develop adaptive agronomic and economic strategies for UK crop production in the short and long term in response to the environmental changes likely to result from climate change.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1997

To: 1998

Cost: £27,400
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Horticulture Research International
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Fields of Study
Agriculture and Climate Change