Specialty fruit production in the Pacific Northwest: Adaptation for a changing climate

Houston, L., Capalbo, S., Seavert, C., Dalton, M., Bryla, D. and Sagili, R., 2017. In press. Specialty fruit production in the Pacific Northwest: adaptation strategies for a changing climate. Climatic Change, pp.1-13. DOI:10.1007/s10584-017-1951-y
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This article is part of a Special Issue on 'Vulnerability Assessment of U.S. Agriculture and Forests developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Climate Hubs.' Authors discuss how climate change may affect specialty fruit crops by threatening water sources, lengthening the dry season, raising temperatures during both the winter chilling period and the growing season, and facilitating the spread of fungal diseases and insects. Many management strategies that are already being used for other purposes may also be useful as adaptation strategies under a changing climate. These strategies mostly involve moderating temperatures and controlling or compensating for mismatches between phenology and seasonal weather conditions.