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How Climate change affects agriculture?

02-Jan-2021 |  Asked by: Pavan

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Crops need good soil, water, sunlight, and heat to grow. Warmer air temperatures affect the length of the growing season. Flowering and harvest dates for cereal crops are now happening several days earlier in the season. These changes are expected to continue in many regions. Due to extreme heat and water stress in the summer months, some summer crops are cultivated in winter instead. Changes in temperatures and growing seasons affect the proliferation and the spreading of some species, which might in turn affect crop yields. A part of the potential yield losses is farming practices, such as rotating crops to match water availability, adjusting sowing dates to temperature and rainfall patterns, and using crop varieties better suited to new conditions.

   09-Jan-2021 |   Answer by: Ram

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