Gallery: MSU’s New Water Retention Technology Can Increase Crop Yield E...


The world is heating up, and along with it comes longer and more intense droughts. Since climate change isn’t going away anytime soon, we must learn to adapt to the new environment. Researchers at Michigan State University are doing their part by working on a new technology to help retain water: a water retention membrane that is buried beneath the soil to trap water molecules. The material works so well that last year, while a huge swath of US produce wilted under a colossal drought, MSU’s test crops actually increased production.

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