Wind turbines have been in the news a lot lately, especially as the push for alternative forms of energy increases. New news coming from a report from PhysOrg says that wind turbines are not only good for producing energy, they're also good for crops, too.
"We're confident that wind turbines do produce measurable effects on the microclimate near crops," Ames Laboratory associate and agricultural meteorology expert Gene Takle said. "In this case, we anticipate turbines' effects are good in the spring and fall because they would keep the crop a little warmer and help prevent a frost. Wind turbines could possibly ward off early fall frosts and extend the growing season."