Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Enrichment Studies
The Contractor (Cornell) shall evaluate the response of tomatoes and strawberries to DLI and CO2 enrichment to determine their crop-specific equations modeling CO2/DLI interactions for the “virtual DLI” equation in the same manner as was done for lettuce. Experiments shall be conducted at Cornell in controlled environment chambers whereby four (4) DLI by four (4) CO2 concentration treatments (resulting in an anticipated 16 treatment combinations) are imposed. Strawberry and tomato seedlings shall be grown for 10 days in each of the anticipated 16 treatment combinations. Each treatment condition shall be replicated in time twice for an anticipated total of 32 treatments each for strawberry and tomato.