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Spring 2023


  • Atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels are increasing by 2.37 ppm year, and levels have increased from about 370 ppm in 2000 to about 420 ppm in 20231
  • Increased CO2 levels result in climate change, including increased temperatures and drought which impacts soybean crops
  • Enhanced Rock Weathering (ERW) is the process of spreading basalt on fields to accelerate the natural reaction between rocks, CO2, and water2
  • Enhanced Rock Weathering is a possible way to combat increasing CO2 levels because of its carbon sequestration properties2


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Research featured in this poster has been conducted with the cooperation of the Department of Crop Sciences and the Department of Plant Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.



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