The East Midlands region covers Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire. Agriculture is one of the fastest growing sectors here. Most of the agricultural products in the UK are produced from here. Here are some interesting things about the agriculture in East Midlands.
• The agricultural sector may be at risk due to climate change. The temperatures may be higher in future, and so it will decrease the time available to pick certain types of crops like peas. These crops are very sensitive to temperature.
• Due to climate change, the Peak District will be at a risk of soil erosion. Grazing and public access will also affect the quality of soil Crops like carrots; potatoes and sugar beet might have reduced yields. The yield will be less in the sandy soil of Nottinghamshire as the quality of the soil is dependent on irrigation. This land, as a result, can become unsustainable for agriculture.
• Due to climate change, there is potential for new crops like soya, grapes, sunflower, etc. So, more agricultural products can be produced from these new crops.
By the year 2020, it is expected the temperature in the East Midlands region will increase by 0.50C to 1.50C. The climate change will significantly affect the agricultural sector in this region. The agricultural sector in this region has a lot of potentials. Plans must be made to deal with the climate change condition so that the agr