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Iwate University engineers are studying ways to increase mushroom crops by hitting them with artificial lightning.

According to Koichi Takaki, associate professor at the faculty of engineering and a member of the research group, experiments have shown that exposure to high-voltage lightning can double the yield of shiitake compared with normal cultivation methods.

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