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Some of the ways in which those in horticulture and viticulture can adapt to the changing climate include:
  • Review regional climate projections before establishing new vineyards/orchards
  • Explore alternative species, varieties and/or rootstocks
  • Modify canopy and floor management practices to conserve soil moisture
  • Manipulate harvest dates, for example by changing pruning
  • Review human resource and other needs to adapt to shorter harvest times
  • Review requirements for chilling
  • Use netting to reduce the risk of sun as well as pest damage

Projects underway include:

In practice
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