Detecting soil-surface ozone early can help prevent damage to grapes and apples

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 13:11 in Earth & Climate

Farmers and fruit growers report that climate change is leading to increased ozone concentrations on the soil surface in their fields and orchards, which can cause irreversible plant damage, reduce crop yields and threaten the food supply. A ne method of vapor-depositing conducting polymer 'tattoos' on plant leaves can accurately detect and measure such ozone damage, even at low exposure levels.

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