Silicon boosts plant growth under simulated climate change scenarios

June 17, 2021

This is study shows a strong potential for silicon to maintain plant growth under elevated temperature and CO2 levels in a legume plant. Specifically, increased root nodulation occurred, allowing for more nitrogen to be available to the plant for growth. The authors conclude that silicon is an important nutrient to mitigate the effects of climate change by increasing nodulation under temperature and increased CO2 concentrations.

In addition, other current studies show that legumes + wollastonite captures the most carbon for permanent storage in a short amount of time.

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Read the full study here: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpls.2018.00202/full