Better soil data key for future food security

Better soil data key for future food security

New study shows that type of soil used in agricultural model can often outweigh effects of weather variability.

To project how much food can be produced in the future, researchers use agricultural models that estimate crop yield, or how much of a crop can be produced in a certain amount of space. These models take into account factors like climate and weather variability, irrigation, fertilizer and soil type.

A new study published in the journal Nature Communications shows that the type of soil used in such a model can often outweigh the effects of weather variability, such as year-

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