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24/7 Farm  News Coverage
May 28, 2016
Critical factors that determine drought vulnerability of wheat, maize
Bloomington IN (SPX) May 30, 2016
Researchers led by Lixin Wang, assistant professor of earth sciences in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, have identified critical information about the environmental variables and agronomic factors that determine the vulnerability of maize and wheat production to drought. The study, "Global Synthesis of Drought Effects on Maize and Wheat Production," was published in the journal PLOS ONE. "Our food source depends heavily on cereals, yet their agricu ... read more

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