Heat waves show that the agricultural sector needs support
News Source: Kamloops This Week
July 28, 2021
“They need to be pretty sure that if they’re replanting they need to choose varieties that are appropriate for the upcoming climate, not the climate we used to have.” – Dr. Hannah Wittman
Dr. Hannah Wittman, CSFS Associate and LFS Professor, commented on how higher temperatures make it necessary for farmers to switch to crops less dependent on water. However, this could make for an expensive proposition — many small farms lack sustainable irrigation systems.