By Kees Stigter (auth.), Kees Stigter (eds.)
This compendium first reports neighborhood operational functions of agrometeorology within the type of case experiences of agrometeorological providers and data. those prone arrange farmers of alternative source of revenue degrees for severe climate and weather occasions and for using climate and weather “windows of chance” less than stipulations of a altering weather. accordingly broad fields of program are lined resembling plants (monocropping and a number of cropping, for which elements of soils, pests, ailments, water, fertilizers and labour are mentioned, in as far as they have interaction with agrometeorological factors), forestry, agroforestry, farm animals, and fisheries. those fields are handled in a fashion that the contents shape the bedrock fabric for institution, development, extension and updating of agrometeorological prone and knowledge lower than those altering stipulations. Operational supportive tools are ultimately reviewed and exemplified via case reports in their purposes within the above pointed out fields, in ways on the topic of real challenge fixing in agricultural creation. This compendium additionally desires to create a renaissance within the educating (that is education/training/ extension) of utilized agrometeorology in any respect degrees, toward the livelihood of farmers and different growers.
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Wisse and Stigter 2007). Some main consequences of air movement are wind related damage (by mechanical means, advected heat, drifting sand), particle and passive insect movements on various scales, and generally its acting as a carrier in many ways. While the use of air movement in the agricultural production environment is for example in the bringing of carbon dioxide, the bringing or taking away of heat and in drying but also in the use of wind energy in rural areas (Wisse and Stigter 2007). But here again hurricanes and other damaging winds are major sources of destruction with serious social and economic consequences in poor and rich countries alike.
18 K. Stigter There is need in agrometeorology for more books and papers on such subjects in addition to all the cases collected in the present book. ) on such matters as (i) disasters, (ii) (changes in) land use and cropping patterns, (iii) actual preparedness strategies adopted in agricultural production, (iv) agricultural inputs, their efficiencies and their relations to climate, (v) (changes in) livestock management patterns, (vi) (changes in) microclimate modification patterns and (vii) (changes in) protection measures against extreme climate, in line with Sect.
6 K. Stigter A consequence of the combination of water scarcity and soil drying on a large scale is that it contributes to land degradation. g. Zhaokui 2007) and that increasing global temperatures due to more atmospheric radiation absorption are seen as main causes of increasing climate variability and climate change (IPCC 2007). 4 Air As to air, we have to consider the atmosphere and its movements. g. Wisse and Stigter 2007). Some main consequences of air movement are wind related damage (by mechanical means, advected heat, drifting sand), particle and passive insect movements on various scales, and generally its acting as a carrier in many ways.
Applied Agrometeorology by Kees Stigter (auth.), Kees Stigter (eds.)