Potential impacts of climate change on areas suitable to grow some key crops in new jersey, usa
We used the Climate Change and Adaptation Modeler (CCAM), a Terrset software toolset, to project the effects of global climate change on crops in New Jersey. We selected two scenarios—A1FI-MI and B1TME. We found that temperatures will increase by the end of this century compared to 1981–2010 normal temperatures baseline downloaded from PRISM. The temperature increase will vary from 3 to 6◦ C depending upon the scenario while the precipitation remains relatively the same. These changes will negatively affect the suitability of many economically valuable crops in New Jersey including blueberry, cranberry, squash, sweet corn and tomato. Many crops that are highly or very suitable will move into marginal or very marginal categories.
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Ngoy, Kikombo Ilunga and Shebitz, Daniela, "Potential impacts of climate change on areas suitable to grow some key crops in new jersey, usa" (2020). Kean Publications. 1177.