Climate change has resulted in an increase in the number of pests and diseases that pose risks for pepper plants. These risks are closely related to extreme and erratic weather changes that have resulted in an increase in water stress, which is linked to the occurrence of root rot disease in various pepper cultivation areas. As weather patterns continue to be erratic due to climate change, there is an increasingly urgent need to focus on addressing these new challenges to prevent further damage to and loss of pepper plants...

One possible method that can be applied to overcome this risk is an environmental modification, such as, making drainage channels near pepper trees to increase water flow and to keep the pepper fields wet. The drainage channel will reduce the risk of root rot and decrease farmers’ usage of fungicides. Another method involves optimizing the function of weather and climate prediction information to decide on the pepper cultivation scheme from the preparation until the post-harvest season.

For more details about how farmers can adapt to and deal with the effects of climate change on their pepper plants, join us for a live webinar event organised by SpiceUp where we will be discussing this issue with inputs from experts from the Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB).

In this webinar, participants will leran about :

  1. The effect of water changes on pepper cultivation.
  2. The steps that can be taken to adapt to weather changes.

Dr Akhmad Faqih, Soil Chemist and Climate modelling Expert from the Bogor Agricultural University will be the primary resource person in this event.

Join us for a full discussion at SpiceUp Live webinar # 7 and learn how to adapt to climate change, Thursday, February 11, 2021, | 13.30 - 15.30 WIB.

Click on the link below to register for free on the live spice up webinar # 7:


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