The West Coast parts of USA are a part and parcel of daily news. Many farmers in the parts of West coast are fretting on what climate change holds in store for them. Majority of the farmers in coastal region are wondering what hopes are there 25 years to come. California is one of the affected regions. Most of the farmers are contemplating how climate change must be handled for them to fulfill their fruit farming dreams.
You can imagine visiting your avocado farm and only finding all avocados stained black. Due to low temperatures, the thick avocado leaves had shriveled and fell later exposing the green fruits to sun. Most of the farmers who have experienced such situation claim to have lost most of their fruits. Others count themselves lucky as some parts of the west coast did not freeze as anticipated to lower degrees. Hence, they did not experience major damage and loss of their fruits.
Avocado trees are known to start dying when temperatures fall as low as 28F or exceed 100F. Cold weather during spring season does not allow bees to pollinate meaning that fruits will not develop. As climate changes, fruits will run out of water and dry. A lot of salt also accumulates into the soil leading to loss of plants. And growth of new pests will feed on the plants meaning farmers will have nothing to harvest. The West Coast weather has been irregular over the years. The people of California have experienced historic drought, unusually warm winter, massive wildfire and unseasonable cold temperature.
Down the east of Sacramento, the weather has been weird with some plants losing their leaves while others have completely sprouted leaves and fruits. Many farmers are wondering what to expect come 2050. Will temperatures have risen up to four degrees, massive droughts hit the west coast or sea levels rise? Many hope that planting trees will offer a way out 25 years to come.
The west coast is a big producer of tree crops. Nuts and fruits are a common produce among farmers in California. Majority feel that the region is quite sensitive to climate and actions should be taken. Despite such shortcomings farmers in the region are looking forward to planting more tree crops such as avocados. A bet that many hope will bear fruits and sustain their life for many years to come. They are even coming up with better ways of curbing climate change and hope this will allow farmers in the west coast USA keep on farming.