In the media 'Arable farmers need to be better prepared for changing weather conditions'

10/12/2021 Source: Akkerwijzer
irrigation on green field

Arable farmers need to be better prepared for changing weather conditions. That is what Sarah Garré (ILVO) said during the Interpom. According to her, much more should be done to ensure a healthy soil and efficient irrigation techniques.

Weather extremes, she says, pose a significant challenge to agriculture. Not only today, but also in the future. "We see that the increase in weather extremes is the biggest threat to agriculture in terms of climate change," Garré said. "Droughts and peak rains can lead to crop losses of 40 to 50 percent. We are already seeing an increase in the occurrence of peak rains and droughts."


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Sarah Garré

ILVO researcher and water expert

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