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Long-Term Study Suggests Sorghum Yields May Decline Due to Global Warming

20:00 EDT 16 Aug 2017 | Meridian Institute

Researchers at Kansas State University, United States, in a new study, looked at weather patterns and sorghum yields over the past 30 years. The team found that sorghum yields begin to drop once a certain average temperature is reached and continue to drop as temperatures increase. Sorghum, a cereal crop, is eaten by approximately a half-billion people; it is the fifth most important cereal crop in the world. At 33 degrees Celsius, the researchers found, sorghum yields begin to decline, with each additional degree of warming showing a certain amount of decline. According to the researchers, plant scientists will need to start looking for new ways to make sorghum plants more resistant to temperature increases in order to prevent yield losses. They also suggest that plant scientists may want to begin advising farmers to start planting the crop farther north. The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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