Climate change series: Focus on apple and pear orchards
Factsheet 16 describes the opportunities and challenges presented to apple and pear growers by climate change and suggests measures of adaptation and mitigation.
Year of Publication2008
Orchards are susceptible to the effects of climate change but early planning can help growers to adapt to the risks and take advantage of the opportunities that result from it. Orchards also help to mitigate climate change by absorbing and storing carbon in the wood of fruit trees and in the underlying soil. They also reduce soil erosion and alleviate flood risk.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Climate change
- Subject Collection > Horticulture > Fruit production
- Subject Collection > Arable & industrial crops > Pest & disease control
Additional keywords/tagscrop vernalisationcrop dormancycarbon captureclimate and crop diseasesclimate and crop pests
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