A study undertaken at the Environmental earth system science at the Stanford University, United States has indicated that the higher temperatures, by stimulating early ageing reduce both the number of grains and their size. Models indicate a 50% loss in wheat yield with every 2 degree Celsius rise in temperatures. This needs more efforts in preparing for adaptation to Climate Change like developing heat-tolerant varieties in Northern India, which may be more susceptible.
High temperatures ‘make wheat old before its time’
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