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Planting trees could help winegrowers adapt to global warming

A story this week in Yale Climate Connections discusses how some French wine growers are planting their vines next to trees to help keep temperatures more moderate, which will extend the ability of French varietals to grow in areas that are warming up due to climate change. Because most growers cannot move their vineyards, they are taking other measures to help delay the ripening of the berries, and growing them in the shade can help slow down the ripening process. This approach of growing crops between trees is called agroforestry and is being used in a number of places with different crops. You can read more about how the warming climate in French vineyards has affected the growth patterns of the grapes and how agroforestry can help here.

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