Barley for climate change

A team of scientists, led by Magnus Goransson, initiated a study to breed crops to better fit local environments and help to close the expected yield gap, including breeding barley for climate change. The team did this by taking barley from Iceland to produce a crop that is ready to harvest earlier in the year. In this way, the earlier maturation helps avoid the usual harvesting period, Autumn, when bad weather and storms are more prevalent.