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The hidden half of crop yields


The tremendous gains in crop yields seen over the twentieth century were underpinned by fertilizer use and manipulation of the aboveground parts of the plant. To meet the food demands of the twenty-first century, plant scientists must turn their attention belowground.

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Bishopp, A., Lynch, J. The hidden half of crop yields. Nature Plants 1, 15117 (2015).

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