Some farmers in B.C. able to extend harvesting while others struggle with drought
October 17, 2022
Dr. Sean Smukler, Land and Food Systems and new CSFS Director, explained how the drought in B.C. is affecting farmers differently.
“The crops that are well established and just need a little bit of water in this late season are probably able to take advantage of the sunny warm weather,” said Smukler. “But crops that are more in need of water … are really not doing what we want them to do.”
Previous staff and long-time friend of the Farm Mel Sylvestre commented on how the drought is causing shallow-rooted crops to wilt at her farm in Gibsons.