Photosynthesis - Peanut v.1

Question text:

Each Spring, farmers plant about 5-10 kg of peanuts per acre for commercial peanut production. By the Fall, this same acre of peanuts will yield approximately 4-5 metric tons of dry harvested peanuts. Explain what process adds this huge increase in biomass and where the biomass comes from.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (DUE grants: 1438739, 1323162, 1347740, 0736952 and 1022653). Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.