December 07, 2010

Climate change could reshape crop agriculture

Agricultural producers throughout the corn belt would face warmer average temperatures and precipitation extremes, likely leading farmers to shift to more climate-appropriate crops or management strategies, said Otto Doering. Doering will address climate issues during a talk at the Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Conference on Dec. 14-15 at the Indianapolis Marriott East.

One possible benefit from warmer annual temperatures is the prospect of more farmers growing soybeans and winter wheat in the same crop year. "Double cropping," as it is known, is practiced in Indiana mostly in southern counties because temperatures warm earlier in the spring and remain warm later into the fall. Read more...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine from Perendale Publishers.

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