Producing more grain with lower environmental costs

  title={Producing more grain with lower environmental costs},
  author={Xinping Chen and Zhenling Cui and Mingsheng Fan and Peter M Vitousek and M. W. Zhao and Wenqi Ma and Zhenlin Wang and Weijian Zhang and Xiaoyuan Yan and Jianchang Yang and Xiping Deng and Qiang Gao and Qiang Zhang and Shiwei Guo and Jun Ren and Shi-qing Li and Youliang Ye and Zhaohui Wang and Jianliang Huang and Qiyuan Tang and Yixiang Sun and Xianlong Peng and Jiwang Zhang and Mingrong He and Yunji Zhu and Jiquan Xue and Guiliang Wang and Liang Wu and Ning An and Liangquan Wu and Lin Ma and Wei-Feng Zhang and Fusuo Zhang},
Agriculture faces great challenges to ensure global food security by increasing yields while reducing environmental costs. Here we address this challenge by conducting a total of 153 site-year field experiments covering the main agro-ecological areas for rice, wheat and maize production in China. A set of integrated soil–crop system management practices based on a modern understanding of crop ecophysiology and soil biogeochemistry increases average yields for rice, wheat and maize from 7.2… CONTINUE READING
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