The hotter weather trend we are experiencing brings longer term variabilities for local agriculture.
This from local UBC Masters Graduate Rachael Roussin.
She says this year’s earlier cherry crops are a result of the warmer and drier spring.
Roussin says this has both positive and negative implications for farmers.
She says warmer temps over time could also extend the growing season and expand the range of crops.
Roussin recently completed a study on soil and climate challenges on agricultural land in our region.