ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Red Clover as a Receptor of CO2 from the Atmosphere and Some Compounds from Soil
1. Z. Brogowski, 2. A.Gawrońska-Kulesza, 1. T. Kozanecka
 
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1. Warsaw Agricultural University SGGW, Division of Soil Science, Department of Soil Environment,
Rakowiecka 26/30, 02-528 Warsaw, Poland
2. Warsaw Agricultural University SGGW, Departament of Agronomy, Chair of General Soil and Plants Cultivation,
Rakowiecka 26/30, 02-528 Warsaw, Poland
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2002;11(6):625–629
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It was found that red clover utilizes from 1.1 to 1.4 kg of CO2 from the atmosphere to produce 1 kg of dry mattter. This means that 1400 to 1600m3 of atmospheric air become completely purified from carbon dioxide. Red clover plants usually lose 40.9% of their crop weight during the winter. This results from organic carbon loss equal (in CO2 units) to 41.8% for physiolopical processes. In the same period however, the ash fraction, larger grows as a simple consequence of actual carbon loss. It is reasonable to assume that the plants do intake mineral compounds from the deeper, not frozen horizons of the soil also during winter.
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