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  • Study: Future drought will offset benefits of higher CO2 on soybean yields

    Plant biology professor Andrew Leakey and colleagues report that soybeans will suffer yield losses sooner than previously predicted under future conditions that combine elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide levels with drought. 

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Andrew Leakey, call 217-244-0302; email leakey@illinois.edu.
    The paper “Intensifying drought eliminates the expected benefits of elevated CO2 for soybean” is available from the U. of I. News Bureau.