Repurposing straw lets farmers grow more food with less water and fertilizer

Repurposing straw lets farmers grow more food with less water and fertilizer

News Type: Federal Source: Phys.org
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A growing population needs more food.

But the methods used to feed people, like land converted for farming and greater use of fertilizers, can lower biodiversity and jeopardize the sustainability of agricultural ecosystems. As the climate warms, irrigating crops will also become more challenging. Scientists are looking for better ways to feed the planet.