Monthly Grower & Farmer Speaker Series – Climate Adaption Using Growing Degree Days (Part 1)
May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Monthly Grower & Farmer Speaker Series (Second Monday of the month from 6-7:15PM). Topics to be announced: April 19th, May 17th, June 21st, July 19th, August 16th, September 20th, and October 18th.
NOAA’s Northeast Regional Climate Center, University of Delaware, NOFA-NJ and the Rutgers Climate Institute present two sessions on Climate Adaptation:
- May 17th Climate Adaptation Using Growing Degree Days Two Part Series (Part One): Art DeGaetano, Professor Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Director, NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center and Emmalea Garver Ernest of the Cooperative Extension, Vegetable & Fruit Program at the University of Delaware will speak about Heat Tolerant Vegetable Varieties and Strategies for managing the heat including shade cloths. Register here.
- September 20th Climate Adaptation Using Growing Degree Two Part Series (Part Two): Practical Application of Growing Degree Days to New Jersey Lettuce Growing with Gabe Siciliano of Abe’s Acres and Emmalea Garver Ernest of the Cooperative Extension, Vegetable & Fruit Program at the University of Delaware will speak about the learning from Summer Trials regarding vegetable heat tolerance. Register here.
These sessions are a result of the Climate Adaptation Fellowship which provides farmers, foresters, and advisors with the information they need to adapt to climate change. We also work to bring climate change into advisors’ outreach programs, and talk about climate change with peers and colleagues. Development of the Climate Adaptation Fellowship was supported by the United States Department of Agriculture NIFA (Award #2017-68002-26728).