Enhancing soil quality makes crop production more resilient to climate change

Source: Nature.com

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 09 June 2022; doi:10.1038/s41558-022-01387-5

A study involving over 12,000 observations shows that high-quality cropland soils not only lead to a higher yield, but also to a smaller yield reduction and variability in response to warmer climates. Appropriate efforts to improve soil quality may reduce the decline in crop production induced by climate change in China by 20%.