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  • A warming Midwest increases likelihood that farmers will need to irrigate

    Plant biology professor Evan DeLucia and his colleagues found that hotter conditions expected by midcentury will lead to a need for crop irrigation in the Midwest, a region that relies primarily on rainfall to grow crops.

    Plant biology professor Evan DeLucia and his colleagues found that hotter conditions expected by midcentury will lead to a need for crop irrigation in the Midwest, a region that relies primarily on rainfall to grow crops.

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Evan DeLucia, call 217-333-6177; email delucia@illinois.edu.  

    The paper “Are we approaching a water ceiling to maize yields in the United States?” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2773