High temperatures drive down sorghum yields

High temperatures drive down sorghum yields
 

Sorghum packs a nutritional wallop, and bestows food security on half a billion people in Africa and South Asia. Cultivated in semi-arid and arid climate, it is a staple food for people in developing countries, and is also used in developed countries as animal fodder. 
Sorghum is well-known for weathering harsh environmental conditions and for being able to draw water from far depths of the earth.
However, up until now that assumption has never been tested against predictions of higher future temperatures due to climate change. A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of... read more

 
3 October 2017 in Environment, Views: 81
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