Climatic Warming Increases Winter Wheat Yield but Reduces Grain Nitrogen Concentration in East China

  title={Climatic Warming Increases Winter Wheat Yield but Reduces Grain Nitrogen Concentration in East China},
  author={Yun-lu Tian and Chengyang Zheng and Jin Chen and Changqing Chen and Ai-xing Deng and Zhenwei Song and Baoming Zhang and Weijian Zhang},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
Climatic warming is often predicted to reduce wheat yield and grain quality in China. However, direct evidence is still lacking. We conducted a three-year experiment with a Free Air Temperature Increase (FATI) facility to examine the responses of winter wheat growth and plant N accumulation to a moderate temperature increase of 1.5°C predicted to prevail by 2050 in East China. Three warming treatments (AW: all-day warming; DW: daytime warming; NW: nighttime warming) were applied for an entire… 

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