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Researchers find simple way to massively improve crop loss simulations

November 21, 2018

In a new study, researchers with NASA, the University of Chicago and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research found that including data on when each specific region plants and harvests its crops doubled the accuracy of simulations of crop yields. The adaptation could help policymakers and markets brace for the impacts of crop loss. Full Story

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