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Frederick County farmers try to adapt as climate change intensifies

July 27, 2023
This shot makes me thirsty! I love how this shot turned out. I was about 10 meters above the ground with my Mavic Pro. This is a small winery in the mid-Willamette Valley outside Salem, Oregon. This is one of the biggest wine-producing areas in the country and it makes for some wonderful evening drone flights.

Emma Jagoz has started looking to the American South for farming inspiration. With increasing temperatures in the region, it’s hard for the owner of Moon Valley Farm in Woodsboro to plant all of the same crops she used to. Instead, she’s incorporating crops that do well in hotter environments, like cucumbers bred to thrive in Georgia. “We’re sort of looking to growers who have already experienced extreme heat and disease pressure … and sort of borrowing tactics from other growers,” Jagoz said.


Article Source: Frederick News-Post

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