Agricultural structures in Arctic regions: an overview

Theme 1. Environmental protection
Session Name 1.1 Agricultural structures in Arctic regions: present functions, limitations and solutions for future sustainable connectivity in Arctic regions
Datetime Sep 07, 2018 01:15 PM - 01:35 PM (UTC +3)
Location Auditorium IV
Presentation Type Oral
Presenter Ingeborg Menzler-Hokkanen
Author(s) Ingeborg Menzler-Hokkanen (University of Helsinki, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Finland)
Abstract text

Agricultural structures in Arctic regions are characterised by a lack of specific elements usual for production in temperate and tropical cilmates. For example plant protection products to control pests, diseases and weeds usually do not function properly under cool arctic growing conditions, because they are developed for warmer conditions. That leaves producers in the north without possibility to effectively control plants against biotic threats. Small production volumes and scattered markets are also not attractive for commercial companies to develop products specifically for the arctic areas. Producers in these areas must rely on local and traditional knowledge - or possibly on new approaches, which are presented and discussed in this session by other speakers. 

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