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Boosts in productivity of corn and other crops modify Northern Hemisphere carbon dioxide cycle

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Each year in the Northern Hemisphere, levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide drop in the summer as plants "inhale," then climb again as they exhale after the growing season. During the last 50 years, the size of this seasonal swing ha...

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I wrote a story about the future of crop science that's printed in the June issue of Popular Science. When I was doing the research, the big question I wanted to ask was this: "How can we take the most important agricultural crops a...

Climate change may create price volatility in the corn market

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Corn, America's No. 1 crop, could see its prime growing region shift to the Canadian border or its price volatility increase sharply within 30 years. A new study points to climate change as the cause.

Ethanol Consumes 40% Of America’s Corn Crop And Makes Up 10% Of The Fuel

US Politics / Conservative : Say Anything Blog

Does this seem like a good trade off? Corn ethanol has boomed, now providing more than 13 billion gallons of fuel per year, and consuming 40% of the US corn crop. … For that 40% of the corn crop, the nation is getting the equivalent...

New bacterial pathogen found in corn in Texas

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