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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Department of Energy’

CU Study shows wind turbines on farmlands may benefit

Wind turbines in Midwestern farm fields may be doing more than churning out electricity. The giant turbine blades that generate renewable energy might also help corn and soybean crops stay cooler and drier, help them fend off fungal infestations and improve their ability to extract growth-enhancing carbon dioxide from the air and soil. The preliminary findings of a months-long study that examines how wind turbines on farmlands interact with surrounding crops were presented today at the annual ... Full Story

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