The benefits of recent warming for maize production in high latitude China

  title={The benefits of recent warming for maize production in high latitude China},
  author={Qingfeng Meng and P. Hou and D. Lobell and Hongfei Wang and Z. Cui and Fusuo Zhang and Xinping Chen},
  journal={Climatic Change},
Latitudes above 45°N have been characterized by rates of warming faster than the global average since 1980. However, the effects of this warming on crop production at these latitudes are still unclear. Using 30-years of weather and crop management data in Heilongjiang area of China (43.4° to 53.4°N), combined with the Hybrid-Maize model, we show that that maize yields would have stagnated in most areas and decreased in the southern part of Heilongjiang if varieties were assumed fixed since 1980… Expand

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