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Climate change impacts on UK top and soft fruit production

Climate change impacts on UK top and soft fruit production

Else, Mark and Atkinson, Chris (2010) Climate change impacts on UK top and soft fruit production. Outlook on Agriculture, 39 (4). pp. 257-262. ISSN 0030-7270 (Print), 2043-6866 (Online) (doi:

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The impacts of climate change for UK fruit growing regions requiring winter chill dormancy are discussed and insights are drawn from subtropical regions where chilling requirements for these perennial crops have been overcome. A further challenge facing UK soft fruit growers is water availability for irrigation. To maintain future productivity, more sustainable production systems are needed. The authors discuss recent advances in irrigation scheduling and deficit irrigation techniques, along with their potential to reduce water inputs while maintaining yields of high-quality, healthy berries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fruit production, Chilling, Dormancy, Irrigation, Scheduling, Water
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Last Modified: 09 May 2016 21:30
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