Corn, wheat respond to drought differently

Researchers identify critical factors that determine drought vulnerability of wheat and corn.

Researchers led by Lixin Wang, assistant professor of earth sciences in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, have identified critical information about the environmental variables and agronomic factors that determine the vulnerability of maize/corn and wheat production to drought.

The study, "Global Synthesis of Drought Effects on Maize & Wheat Production," was published May 26 in the journal PLOS ONE.

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