Aug 17, 2018
“Simulated Canola Yield Responses to Climate Change and Adaptation in Canada” with Dr. Budong Qian.
Canada really cares about the future of canola. It has surpassed spring wheat as the dominant crop in Canada, covering 8.5 million ha of Canadian agricultural land. It is even named after Canada, as the word canola itself is a contraction of “Canada" and "oil”. However, climate change and increasing temperatures threaten Canada’s canola sector—which is why Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has constructed a team of scientists to study the future of canola and Canada’s agricultural areas, which are projected to have a 3 to 3.5 °C increase in temperatures within the next 30 years.
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