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Research article
04 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 04 Mar 2022

Climate variability and grain production in Scania, 1702–1911

Martin Karl Skoglund

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This article finds that grain farming in historical Scania (ca. 1700–1900) was adapted to wet and cold summers, while being resilient to frost and climate variability in the spring and autumn. These relationships started to change in the late 19th century with the introduction of new grain varieties, particularly autumn grain varieties. Nonetheless, historical farmers faced a threat in common with contemporary farmers, namely summer droughts, like the summer drought of 2018.