Publication - Climate Change Impacts on Pesticide Contamination of Surface Runoff : Case Study of Eight Crop/Pest Combinations for the Period 1981-2040

Titre en anglais
Climate Change Impacts on Pesticide Contamination of Surface Runoff : Case Study of Eight Crop/Pest Combinations for the Period 1981-2040
Numéro de publication
12493E
Année de publication
2016
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Sujet(s)
Type
PDF électronique
Coût
Publication gratuite
Langue
Anglais
Région
Ottawa/Hull (RCN)
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État
Disponible
Pages
1-98
Numéro de catalogue
A59-40/2016E-PDF
Sommaire en anglais
Climate change can have various effects on agriculture, both positive and negative. It
could result in increased agricultural yields and in the growing of certain crops in new
regions. However, it could also lead to more droughts, and therefore increased crop
stress. Climate change could also cause an increase in pesticide use, potentially due to
poleward migration of new weed species, insect pests and diseases, and to the increased
occurrence and abundance of already problematic species. With the likely increase in the
frequency and intensity of rain events in several parts of Canada, it appears that pesticide losses in surface runoff could increase and could potentially pose a risk to water quality.
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