Corn Belt Collaboration: Research underway to increase crop productivity and sustainability

More than $16 million in funding has been dedicated to the project, which will be carried out across eight research locations in the Great Plains and Corn Belt over the next five years.

A new multi-million-dollar research initiative spearheaded by universities scattered across the Corn Belt is looking to increase crop yields and bolster understanding of how modern agricultural practices impact the local environment.

More than $16 million in funding has been dedicated to the project, which will be carried out across eight research locations in the Great Plains and Corn Belt over the next five years.

Kansas, Iowa, Mississippi, and Ohio State Universities are collaborating on this research project. The goal of the research is to deliver benefits to crop producers in the region — and hopefully billions of dollars in increased productivity as well as reduced environmental impacts and enhanced sustainability.

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