Part 2 of our Climate Change series looks at agronomy and climate. In this episode we’re joined by Arkansas rice farmer Jim Whitaker and USDA Research Agronomist Dr. Arlene Adviento-Borbe to share their vast knowledge on the subject. From experiencing severe weather to the importance of cover crops and the USDA Climate Hubs, Jim and Arlene have great insight and advice for growers. Dr. Steve Linscombe also weighs in on the very real threats climate change poses to growers. See www.climatehubs.usda.gov for more.
Dr. Arlene Adviento-Borbe, Research Agronomist, USDA-ARS and Jim Whitaker, Arkansas Rice Farmer