How much can studies of one region tell us about another?

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What similarities does a windswept field of wheat in Western Siberia share with a wheat crop in the midwestern US “corn belt”? Will fertilizers produce comparable yield increases for both fields? Will the irrigation methods used by American farmers work for Russians too? And what impact would government farming subsidies have in each of these places?

Many land-based research projects are specific to a small region, but now a study has developed a method to match up similar land-types around the world, enabling researchers to transfer the benefits of their local knowledge to a multitude of sites.

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