Hydroponics & CO2

S. A. Modena samodena at csemail.cropsci.ncsu.edu
Mon Jan 4 15:07:33 EST 1993


In article <1993Jan4.104210.24053 at gserv1.dl.ac.uk> ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk writes:
>In article <9313232241.MIN-LRPBa00330.bionet-news at uk.ac.daresbury> you wrote:
>
>: Oh...Since I am here-  I am curious what the effects 
>: of supplementing Carbon Dioxide to my greenhouse
>: crop of flowers and vegetables.  Any suggestions 
>: about this is also greatly appreciated.   
>
>Elevated levels of CO2 are generally regarded as beneficial in a
>greenhouse but if you are burning fuel to produce the CO2 you should be
>aware that SO2 and NOX (various oxides of nitrogen) are also produced
>which may have an adverse effect on your crop.

Let's remember a bigger threat: incomplete combustion may produce
ETHYLENE......a plant hormone related to....undesirable "timing" effects
in greenhouses.

>
>	Tony.
>--
>Dr. A.J.Travis,                       |  Tony Travis

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