Climate change will impact all aspects of crop and animal production in many ways from increases in animal heat stress, new insect pests and weeds, longer growing seasons, shorter grain filling periods, longer periods between precipitation, hotter and drier droughts, and reductions in soil moisture. Adaptation strategies are discussed. The course is designed to allow producers to begin anticipating and adapting to climate change and for others to understand the challenges that agricultural producers will increasingly face as our climate warms.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Please note that there are no refunds for open entry courses.
Textbooks and Materials
All materials are supplied within the online course.
Brad Udall is a Senior Water and Climate Research Scientist/Scholar at CSU’s Colorado Water Institute. He was written extensively on climate change and the water cycle in the American West and especially on the Colorado River. He has participated in International, US and State Climate Change Assessments.