How to improve crop yields — on Mars for future human colonies

How to improve crop yields — on Mars for future human colonies

Scientists explore a way that shows promise for increasing crop yields in simulated Martian soil, with different crops grown together.

For future human bases or colonies on Mars to be self-sustaining, a reliable source of home-grown food will be a must. It simply would be too costly and risky to rely upon rocket deliveries to meet the food needs of colonists. With this in mind, scientists are exploring ways to optimize space farming.

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