Effects of climate change on yield potential of wheat and maize crops in the European Union

J. Wolf, C.A. van Diepen

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Abstract

Yields of winter wheat, silage maize and grain maize in the main arable areas of the European Union (EU) were calculated with a simulation model, WOFOST, using historical weather data and average soil characteristics. The sensitivity of the model to individual weather variables was determined. Subsequent analyses were made using climate change scenarios with and without the direct effects of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide. The impact of crop management in a changed climate was also assessed. The various climate change scenarios used appear to yield considerably different changes in yield, both for each location and for the EU as a whole.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClimate change research : evaluation and policy implications : proceedings of the international climate change research conference, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 6 - 9 December 1994
EditorsS. Zwerver
Pages745-750
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Keywords

  • european union countries
  • global warming
  • greenhouse effect
  • hexaploidy
  • maize
  • triticum aestivum
  • wheat
  • yield increases
  • yield losses
  • yields
  • zea mays

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