Crops | VOL. 16, ISSUE 96, May-June 2016

Changing Climate and Traditional Crops

The warming of the earth’s climate system since the last five decades has brought in ominous changes all over the world. Extreme weather events (cold and heat waves, floods and droughts) are becoming frequent occurrences globally, and cold days and nights are reducing against the increasing number of warm days and nights (IPCC, 2014). Such conditions affect plant systems and their life cycles, crop growth and development, thereby reducing the quality or quantity of crop plants (Tripathi et al., 2016)....

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