Effect of climate on olives

Effect of climate on olives
March + April 2011/ Australian & New Zealand Olivegrower & Processor

effects-climateVera Sergeeva | View Article
Climate change has the potential to significantly impact Australia’s agricultural production. The predicted results of climate change Рincreased temperature, moisture and CO2 Рcan impact all three elements of the plant disease triangle (host, pathogen and environment) in various ways. Changes in temperature, rainfall, and extreme events will affect water availability, soil quality, fire risk, and the incidence of known and new diseases, pests, weeds, and disorders. Decreased soil and air moisture increases the incidence and impact of frost, while the frequency and severity of floods and drought are also expected to increase.