In the media The soil as key to handling climate extremes

31/03/2022 Source: EOS
flooded maize field

European agriculture is vulnerable to weather extremes, but it also holds the key. By choosing well how farmers manage their land, they can guard against drought and peak rains. More than a thousand observations across Europe show that it is especially important to keep the soil covered with living plants, even in winter.

How can a farmer arm himself against climate change? To answer that question, Sarah Garré, researcher at ILVO, ploughed through more than 100 years of agricultural research. You can read the harvest of its research in this blog.

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De bodem als sleutel tegen klimaatextremen


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Sarah Garré

ILVO researcher and water expert

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