What is the impact of the climate change on Growing Degree Days (GDD)? GDD is the measure used to help us understand the measure of heat accumulation during a growing season and the seasonal evolution of insect pests. The implications for gardeners on how to manage and maintain their landscapes is huge.
As warmer climates inch north, insects will be able to live for longer periods of time. New pests may take up residence in areas where they could not survive before. Are you as concerned as I am about the potential increased usage of toxic treatments that most of the gardening public uses? Learn more about GDD on the Cornell website: http://www.entomology.cornell.edu/Extension/Woodys/GrowingDegreeDays.html