Webinar highlights ozone pollution and its threat to agriculture

Ozone pollution: Ozone domes
CABI‚Äôs L√©na Durocher-Granger, joined Dr.¬†Felicity Hayes¬†&¬†Dr.¬†Mike Perring from UKCEH in hosting a webinar on the causes of ozone pollution and the consequences for farmers in Africa, Asia and South America. Entitled ‚ÄėOzone Pollution: a current and future threat to tropical agriculture’, the webinar was aimed at policymakers, university lecturers and students in agriculture and food…
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Webinar: Ozone pollution’s threat to tropical agriculture

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Ground-level ozone is one of the most widespread pollutants in the world. Although ozone in the upper atmosphere provides essential protection from the sun‚Äôs harmful rays, at ground-level it has a number of harmful effects. Ground-level ozone pollution contributes to climate change, impairs human health and damages vegetation. 
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Update: Plant Health News (18 Nov 15)

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Here‚Äôs a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including the synopsis, productivity and efficiency of smallholder teff farmers in Ethiopia, the implementation of¬†a project to control fruit fly in Ecuador, and the production and saving seed in Papua New Guinea. Click on the link to read more of the latest plant…
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Ozone pollution negatively affects crop yields

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It is predicted that, as levels of the air pollutant, ozone, continue to increase, they will be highest in areas of the world with the most rapidly increasing population levels. This is bad news for crop growers in developing countries, as it has been found that high concentrations of ground-level ozone can have a negative…
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