Focus on arable crops

Factsheet 10 describes the opportunities and challenges presented to arable farmers by climate change and suggests measures of adaptation and mitigation.

Year of Publication2010

A summary of the on-farm measures to both reduce Greenhous Gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to inevitable climatic changes - having multiple financial and environmental benefits such as optimising inputs, increasing yields, reducing soil erosion and increasing profitability.Specific action points and numerous cross references to other sources of information are provided.

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nitrous oxidenutrient managementfood 2030precision farmingsoil managementpestsenergy cropscalm calculatordiseasescatchment sensitive farmingcampaign for the farmed environmentenergybiomassbiofuels
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Providing inspiration and information on how to prepare your business for the impacts, opportunities, risks and responsibilities that climate change brings.


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