climate change

Effects of climate change likely already being felt in global food production

· June 3, 2019

There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to crop production and farming success, especially when the climate and individual weather events are involved. So it’s with great interest that the University of Minnesota, in partnership with researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Copenhagen, used weather and reported crop data to evaluate […]

University of Illinois tool predicts climate change on crop yields

· January 3, 2018

University of Illinois scientists now have a new tool to predict the future effects of climate change on crop yields. Researchers are attempting to bridge two types of computational crop models to become more reliable predictors of crop production in the U.S. Corn Belt. “One class of crop models is agronomy-based and the other is […]

Northeast farmers get more growing season, battle heavy rains

· December 18, 2017

Farmers in the Northeast are adapting to longer growing seasons, but they may face spring-planting whiplash as they confront fields increasingly saturated with rain, according to a research paper published in the journal Climatic Change. “Climate change can easily intensify agricultural susceptibility, but also presents fresh, surprising opportunities,” said David Wolfe, professor of plant and […]

MU engineers build robot to study drought resistance

· April 4, 2017

With a $20 million NSF grant to study climate change and how corn maintains plant growth during drought conditions, University of Missouri engineers have developed a robot that is changing the way scientists study climate variability, crops, and plant composition. “I’ve been working with CAFNR assisting them in experiments where we helped to create 3-D […]

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