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Implications of Global Warming on Changing Trends in Crop Productivity - A Review

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Evidence of changes in weather parameters like ambient temperature, precipitation, wind flow, etc., are prominently visible across the world. These changes have been reported to effect global crop yield. This review compiles both direct and indirect effects of climate change on global crop productivity with highlights on existing local and global scenarios. As a conclusion, it may be stated that thorough understanding of agricultural techniques and analysis of global change factors is highly essential for achieving sustainable agricultural yield over the upcoming years


International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 11)
S. Banerjee et al., "Implications of Global Warming on Changing Trends in Crop Productivity - A Review", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 11, pp. 16-29, 2014
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Feb 2014

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