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Specialty Crops

Specialty crops face a variety of climate-related challenges. Perennials such as grapevines and nut trees represent a major investment and – unlike annual field crops – cannot be abandoned or fallowed in the event of a severe drought, storm, or heat wave. Warmer temperatures may prevent stonefruit (such as peaches and cherries) from experiencing the chill-hours needed for proper flowering.

  • Seaweed Farming in Alaska

    Seaweed farming is emerging as a climate-smart maricultural practice that could thrive in Alaska’s nutrient rich waters…

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