Crop yields will likely decrease if farmers do not adapt to new management or technology practices

 

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This is sorghum.
Credit: University of Illinois

Farming adaptations needed to combat climate change to impact crop yields in 2050

Date:
September 6, 2016
Source:
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
Summary:
As the globe continues to spin toward a future with higher temperatures, crop yields will likely decrease if farmers do not adapt to new management or technology practices. Establishing new strategies is particularly difficult for sorghum farmers in West Africa where seed varieties and fertilizer are scarce, while drought and unpredictable rainfall are prevalent. Using more heat-resistant sorghum varieties may yield the most benefits, research shows.

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COMMENT (Willem Van Cotthem)

Large scale container gardening can be one of the most successful technologies (techniques) in the nearby future.  Its global successes with raised beds, sack gardening, bottle towers, bucket towers, etc. can not be denied.?

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.