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Using observed warming to identify hazards to Mozambique maize production

Over 30 years of substantial warming, the timing of life cycle events in maize here has changed, threatening the crop yield by exposing the plant at sensitive phases in its life cycle to increased heat and drought, and lowering the weight of its grains.

by Funk, Chris; Harrison, Laura; and Eilerts, Gary
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3110
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Agriculture, Climate change, Climatology, Droughts, Ecology, Effects of climate change, Flowering plants, Phenology, Vegetation, Agricultural sites
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