Stacks of wheat – Vertical farming, occlupanid research, thievish animals

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What would happen if you stacked ten layers of indoor wheat on top of each other – and then stacked ten of those stacks? We’re discussing the highs and lows of vertical farming, talk about terrible naming schemes and the rediscovery of an animal that’s neither elephant nor shrew.

Wheat yield potential in controlled-environment vertical farms; Senthold Asseng,  Jose R. Guarin,  Mahadev Raman,  Oscar Monje,  Gregory Kiss, Dickson D. Despommier, Forrest M. Meggers, and  Paul P. G. Gauthier; PNAS August 11, 2020 117 (32) 19131-19135; first published July 27, 2020 

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