California, Climate change

California, Climate Change: ‘Climate change is extending the dry season, which stores up fuel for fires. In California, a chronic “mega-drought” – in which dry years become more common and wet ones scarcer–is making matters even worse. One paper, citing...

Kaolin & climate change

Climate change: Kaolin applications appear to reduce the negative effects of high temperatures and heat stress on canopy physiological processes, yield and fruit quality. The kaolin coating works by significantly reducing leaf temperatures in comparison to untreated...

Italy, climate

Italy, climate: Climatic conditions in Italy range from alpine in the north to subtropical in the Mediterranean south. Longitude and latitude play a role in creating different micro-climates and vineyard habitats. Italy lies between the 47th and 45th parallels,...