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Pesticides

Pests such as insects, fungi or diseases decrease yields in many crops. As many pest organisms are highly influenced by climatic conditions, a future change in these might also lead …

Fertilisers

The application of fertilisers can help to increase crop yields, but it is also responsible for considerable amounts of N2O emissions and water pollution by nitrates. So what are the …

Soil management

Vines can grow and produce good grapes on comparably poor soils, but for most other crops the quality of the soil is one of their main determinants for a good …

What next?

We hope you’ve enjoyed the course! Are you feeling inspired to continue your studies on the topic of Agriculture? If you don’t want the learning to stop now you can …

Your thoughts and feedback

We’ve come to the end of the course – we hope you’ve enjoyed it. Before we suggest some ways for you to continue your learning, let’s review the key messages …

What can you do?

After reading about the impacts of agriculture on climate, the challenges of food security and climate smart agricultural practices, you may be asking what you can do? Buy regional? Figure …

Mitigating the environmental impact

So far this week, we’ve focused on adaptation, but there is also potential to mitigate the GHG emissions and other environmental impacts associated with the wine industry. Viticulture is only …

Considerations for planting a vineyard

In this video, phenologist Paolo Capece speaks about different aspects to consider when planting a vineyard and how the production of wine is regulated in Europe. Are you surprised by …

Informing farming decisions for the future

Modern technologies allow farmers to make decisions based on empirical data such as temperature and other weather parameters. For example, vintners may choose to base their decision about what grape …

Growing grapes in the UK

In this video, Dr Martin Lukac speaks to winemaker Sam Lindo from Camel Valley vineyard in Cornwall, UK, about grape growing and climate change. Have you ever tasted wine from …

Some like it hot

Changing to new grape varieties could be one approach for adapting viticulture to climate change. However, the use of less conventional varieties or even different species of crops and livestock …

What are the options?

In the previous Step, we outlined options for increasing the resilience of the wine industry, but what would work for one vineyard may not work for the next. In the …

Possibilities for adaptation

Climate change doesn’t mean the end of wine. It will require some changes but as we introduced in the previous Step, there are a number of different options for increasing …