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Here's something to keep you busy and amused on a dark, rainy, November night (....or a balmy November afternoon, for those in the Southern Hemisphere)

Why not take part in this month's Plant Doctor Quiz?

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From potatoes to coffee, plant breeders are changing crops to adapt to an uncertain climate future

11th June 2019

A good read on how familiar foods we take for granted are being modified to survive droughts, pests, and other mainstays of a brave new climate changed world.

โ€œWe tend to view the effects of climate change through the lens of the worst and most dramatic disasters, from hurricanes and floods to forest fires. But farmers have a more mundane fear: that as weather becomes more extreme and varied, their land will no longer support the crops they grow. Weโ€™ve grown accustomed to living in a world where salad greens thrive in California, and Iowa is the land of corn. But even in the absence of a single, catastrophic event, conventional wisdom about what grows best where may no longer apply.โ€

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Taken from the excellent ISPP Monthly Newsletter – click here to check it out.