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- Cleaveland, Malcolm K., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Climatic change 2006 v.74 no.4 pp. 493-504
- autumn; corn; crop prices; crop yield; crops; food availability; frost; growing season; growth rings; highlands; rain; staple foods; Mexico
- ... Maize was domesticated more than 6,000 years ago in central Mexico, and remains a vital staple food and cultural symbol in Mesoamerica. Maize yield in the central highlands is strongly dependant on adequate rainfall early in the growing season (April-June) because late maturation of the crop may result in damage from autumn frost. Climate-induced crop failures with profound socioeconomic impacts h ...