In their recent Journal of Agricultural Meteorology publication, Kenichi et al. evaluated the leaf photosynthetic capacity and monthly variability of leaf mass per area (LMA) and leaf nitrogen (N) content of two rice cultivars.
The cultivars were subjected to standard-N and non-N treatments and researchers investigated the correlations among Vcmax, Jmax, LMA, leaf N content, and available N content in the soil. The LI-6800 Portable Photosynthesis System was used to record ACi response curve measurements. A better grasp of these factors can help us understand rice growth conditions and estimate yields to develop improved growth models.