International Sugar Journal

Cleaner air boosted corn and soyabeans yields by 20% during 1999-2019 [Full subscriber]

Crop productivity is potentially affected by several air pollutants, although these are usually studied in isolation. A new study by Stanford University researchers estimates that pollution reductions between 1999 and 2019 contributed to about 20% of the increase in corn and soyabeans yield gains during that period – an amount worth about US$5 billion per year.

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