Atmospheric Research Scientist with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and Climate Specialist with OSU Extension at The Ohio State University, Aaron Wilson, PhD, will be presenting on "Climate Impact on the Agriculture Industry".
Evidence clearly demonstrates that our climate is changing, but the changes we experience depend on where we live. In this presentation, we will discuss the observed changes in temperature and precipitation over recent decades, from a global overview to local changes right here in Ohio. We will highlight the key challenges facing farmers and agribusinesses across the state, from impacts on planting and harvesting decisions to increased stressors including pest, disease, and nutrient management. We will end our discussion on ways we can individually and collectively adapt to and mitigate future expected changes.