Johnson, Gordon;11/16: Climate Change Mitigation Strategies for Horticultural Crops - Part 1

In this session strategies to mitigate effects of a changing climate in horticultural crops will be presented with a focus on research with particle film technologies, shade technologies, and protected culture. Information will also be presented on breeding efforts in vegetable crop directed at impacts of a changing climate, such as selecting for improved pollen viability under heat stress. Also discussed will be changing climate zones and effects on perennial horticultural crops. Vulnerability of horticultural crops to extreme weather events will also be detailed. Instructor: Dr. Gordon Johnson, University of Delaware.
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