• Wind turbines help crops stay dry and cool, keeping away fungi

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    All we know a wind turbine to really do is spin around when the winds blows right, and generate a load of green renewable energy. Now, someone stumbled across the idea that these wind turbines could also help benefit crops. Here’s how. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory along with a few from the University of Colorado are busy studying the effects wind turbines have on crops, helping them stay cooler and dryer. These turbines also help keep away fungal infestations from crops like corn and soybean mainly. According to the research, it has been confirmed that wind turbines in proximity with crops affects the micro-climate around to some extent, suitably benefiting the crops.

    So, here’s yet another reason to have these wind turbines sprout up and produce energy for you, using renewable energy instead and preserving the environment.

    Posted in Topics:Alternative Energy, Tags: , on December 20, 2010