Scoping study into climate change and climate variability

Posted by : Gordon Rogers | Category : Horticulture | Comments : 0 Comments


This scoping study includes a list of management tools currently available to agriculture for managing climate change and climate variability, on which horticultural industries might capitalize. The study also list how the Australian horticultural industry will be affected by climate change including:-

    •  Changes in frost frequency
    •  Damage from extreme events
    •  Increased, or changing pest and disease incidence
    •  Changes in time to harvest
    •  Changes in the suitability of cultivars
    •  Downgrading product quality
    •  Pollination difficulties for some crops
    •  Increased risk of spread and proliferation of soil borne diseases
    •  Increased irrigation demand
    •  Increased atmospheric CO2 concentrations will benefit productivity of most horticultural crops, although the extent of this benefit is unknown.

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