Location: Forage and Livestock Production ResearchTitle: Understanding the interactions among food, energy and water sectors under variable climate in Southern Great Plains
Submitted to: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/15/2018
Publication Date: 11/4/2018
Citation: Gowda, P.H. 2018. Understanding the interactions among food, energy and water sectors under variable climate in Southern Great Plains [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Available at: https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2018am/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/112981.
Interpretive Summary: Abstract only
Technical Abstract: Beef production in the Southern High Plains provides a significant portion of the nation’s nutritional needs while contributing greatly to farm income. Pasture and rangeland and dual-purpose winter wheat grown in this region to support beef production. These lands are located in transitional areas between humid and arid zones and important for Nation’s food security. However, climate in the Southern Great Plains fluctuate widely affecting beef production. Frequent droughts under climate change raises questions about vulnerability and resilience of this important food supply system. This papers presents and discusses the vulnerability and resiliency of these important food production systems based on the effect of recent drought events in the region. We will also present and discuss various management options to mitigate climate change effects on beef production while reducing its environmental footprints.