Insect pests and climate change: a perspective from Inland Pacific Northwest cereal-based cropping systems
Climate change poses significant challenges for agriculture, including changing pressure from insect pests. Although losses to pests are projected generally to increase based on the effects of warming on insect physiology, actual responses will be ecological and hence variable. Furthermore, changing climates incentivize changes in cropping systems that are potentially as important as their more direct effects on pest biology. In the Inland Pacific Northwest USA (IPNW), although average wheat yields are projected to increase with climate change into the century, the effects on insect pests are variable or uncertain. In response to climate change IPNW wheat producers are increasingly adopting fall planted crops and cover crops with implications for pest management. Efforts to address these issues and their broader context will be reviewed in this talk.
Monday, February 24 at 4:00pm to 4:50pm
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