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Adapting to longer-term weather trends

An ag weather and climate field specialist says farmers must continue to adapt to changing temperatures and precipitation patterns.

“When you think about temperatures, you’re thinking about mitigation of heat, so using more heat-tolerant species for instance,” he says.

Aaron Wilson with Ohio State University Extension says spring and winter temperatures are trending warmer, which can impact crops and planting and harvest windows.

He says spring and winter precipitation is increasing, while summer rainfall is decreasing.

Adapting to longer-term weather trends