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Irrigation Pays in Protecting Vegetable Crop Revenues in the Northeast U.S.


Author:
Knight, Lynn and Hodgson, Suzy
Year:
2017
Abstract:
Climate records show that the Northeast is experiencing more rainfall. However, much of the additional precipitation is occurring as heavy events, leaving intervening periods of hot and dry weather. With this extreme and variable wet weather taking its toll on farms, a key question is: Does crop irrigation make sense as a farm resilience strategy given the overall increased precipitation in the Northeast?
Language:
English
Publisher:
USDA Northeast Climate Hub
Collection:
USDA publications