Vegetable & Fruit Challenges in a Changing Climate


MP3 download of workshop audio from MOSES 2020. PowerPoint slides from the presentation may be available for download here.

Workshop Session: Friday I

Excessive rain, drought, extreme temperatures, and late and early frosts—these kinds of weather conditions make it challenging to grow vegetable and fruit crops. We’ll outline how climate change may impact specialty crop pest and disease management and give examples of ways market farmers in the Midwest are adapting to a less predictable climate.

Natalie Hoidal works for the University of Minnesota Extension to help vegetable producers with all aspects of production ranging from soil health to integrated pest management.
Annie Klodd is a University of Minnesota statewide Extension Educator assisting farmers with fruit and vegetable production issues. She also manages the UMN Fruit and Vegetable Newsletter.