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Accounts of Operational Agrometeorology

Last modified September 26, 2008 08:25

Here we publish short accounts on successful operational applications and services in agrometeorology (public (e.g. NMHSs) and private), as well as on action support systems (data, research, policies, extension), that are suitable for further dissemination, or on publications that are holding such accounts. [Discuss items for this section with the President or the Vice-president.]

Crop heat stress in the context of Earth System modelling — Last modified October 10, 2014 16:16
Samuel Levis examines recent work on how best to evaluate crop heat stress during flowering.
Artificial 'beaks' that collect water from fog: A drought solution? — Last modified October 02, 2014 10:49
From the most parched areas of Saudi Arabia to water-scarce areas of the western U.S., the idea of harvesting fog for water is catching on. Now, a novel approach to this process could help meet affected communities' needs for the life-essential resource. Scientists describe their new, highly efficient fog collector, inspired by a shorebird's beak, in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
Introduction to the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Mission — Last modified September 24, 2014 09:24
By Liza Brazil , posted on September 1st, 2014 in Quick Look
Rising temperatures hinder Indian wheat production — Last modified July 31, 2014 14:02
Geographers at the University of Southampton have found a link between increasing average temperatures in India and a reduction in wheat production.
Straw albedo mitigates extreme heat — Last modified July 22, 2014 13:36
Wheat fields are often tilled immediately after the crop is harvested, removing the light-coloured stubble and crop residues from the soil surface and bringing dark bare earth to the top. Post-harvest tilling is a widely practised and common management technique in Europe.
Crops might be hotter than weather stations show — Last modified June 23, 2014 14:20
Picture the scene: it is a glorious sunny day and you are looking out across a rolling field of green wheat, the emerged heads nodding in the gentle breeze and the ears of wheat swollen and ready to flower. It sounds perfect, but in fact that wheat could well be struggling. New research shows that many crops could suffer from heat stress in cooler conditions than previously assumed.
FESA Micro-insurance: Crop insurance reaching every farmer in Africa — Last modified June 19, 2014 09:28
Early 2014 I published with Dr. Emmanuel Ofori (Ghana) a triptych review with the title “What climate change means for farmers in Africa”. This appeared in the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND), that is successfully published from Nairobi since 2000 (so we were the opening papers in Nr. 1 of Vol. 14).
Central Valley sees big drop in wintertime fog needed by fruit and nut crops — Last modified June 11, 2014 09:17
California's winter tule fog – hated by drivers, but needed by fruit and nut trees – has declined dramatically over the past three decades, raising a red flag for the state's multibillion dollar agricultural industry, according to researchers at UC Berkeley.
Impact of heat stress on crop yield-on the importance of considering canopy temperature — Last modified May 16, 2014 08:00
Stefan Siebert et al 2014 Environ. Res. Lett. 9 044012 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/4/044012.
More, bigger wildfires burning western U.S., study shows — Last modified May 13, 2014 20:42
Wildfires across the western United States have been getting bigger and more frequent over the last 30 years – a trend that could continue as climate change causes temperatures to rise and drought to become more severe in the coming decades, according to new research.
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