Climate Change and Cotton Production in Modern Farming Systems Paperback / softback
by Michael P. Bange, J. Baker, P. (University of Cologne, Germany) Bauer, K. J. Broughton, G. Constable, Q. Luo, D. M. Oosterhuis, Y. Osanai, P. Payton, D. T. Tissue
Part of the ICAC Reviews series
Throughout the world cotton is broadly adapted to growing in temperate, sub-tropical, and tropical environments, but growth may be challenged by future climate change.
Production may be directly affected by changes in crop photosynthesis and water use due to rising CO2 and changes in regional temperature patterns.
Indirect effects may result from a range of government regulations aimed at climate change mitigation.
While there is certainty that future climate change will impact cotton production systems; there will be opportunities to adapt.
This review begins to provide details for the formation of robust frameworks to evaluate the impact of projected climatic changes, highlight the risks and opportunities with adaptation, and details the approaches for investment in research.
Ultimately, it is a multi-faceted systems-based approach that combines all elements of the cropping system that will provide the best insurance to harness the change that is occurring, and best allow cotton industries worldwide to adapt.
Given that there will be no single solution for all of the challenges raised by climate change and variability, the best adaptation strategy for industry will be to develop more resilient systems.
Early implementation of adaptation strategies, particularly in regard to enhancing resilience, has the potential to significantly reduce the negative impacts of climate change now and in the future.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 72 pages
- Publisher: CABI Publishing
- Publication Date: 26/02/2016
- Category: Agronomy & crop production
- ISBN: 9781780648903