Hotter nights mean worse harvests

New research from K-State says that ‘toasty’ Kansas evenings caused by climate change will result in poorer yields and other agricultural issues.

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July 1, 2021 - 8:33 AM

New research from K-State says that ‘toasty’ Kansas evenings caused by climate change will result in poorer yields and other agricultural issues. (PIXABAY PHOTO.)

MANHATTAN, Kansas — Climate change conjures notions of rising water levels along the coasts, severe drought in the Intermountain West and the record temperatures baking the Pacific Northwest this week.

Add to that toasty Kansas evenings.

New research from Kansas State University shows that rising overnight temperatures hurt wheat harvests. Rice, corn and barley all face similar problems.

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