A Bio-Economic Crop Yield Response (BECYR) Model for Corn and Soybeans in Ontario, Canada for 1959–2013

Qin Xu, Glenn Fox, Daniel W. McKenney, Gary Parkin, Zhenyi Li
2020 Scientific Reports  
This paper presents estimates of the effects of changing climate on crop yields for grain corn and soybeans in Ontario, Canada, for 1959-2013. We were able to use a database that is more comprehensive with respect to explanatory variables than some previous efforts had available. Our model includes climate variables, prices, land quality, groundwater level, CO2 concentration, and a time trend. Our results indicate that trends in temperature and precipitation during our study period have not yet
more » ... resulted in appreciable threats to crop yields in the region.
doi:10.1038/s41598-020-63765-3 pmid:32332869 fatcat:hvht7tpkg5ghtaesonwol2jw5u