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Accounts of Operational Agrometeorology

Last modified September 26, 2008 09:25

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.]

Olive production: you win some, you lose some — Last modified April 16, 2014 08:36
Climate change is likely to alter how species interact as well as the individual species themselves. With that in mind, a team from Italy and the US has modelled how a temperature rise of 1.8°C will affect olive plants and the olive fruit fly (Bactrocera oleae) around the Mediterranean Basin, which produces 97% of the world's supply of olive oil.
Cutting down just a few trees affects climate — Last modified April 14, 2014 08:55
Chopping down vast swathes of forest is known to have an effect on climate, but what is the impact of cutting down a handful of trees? A new study shows that even small-scale land clearance – a few hectares or less – causes a noticeable change in local temperature.
Family Farming and Agrometeorological Extension in Cuba — Last modified April 02, 2014 13:00
Grazing animals rescue biodiversity threatened by fertiliser — Last modified March 25, 2014 15:31
Two wrongs do not make a right. But when it comes to the biodiversity of plants in grasslands, they just might. That is because two apparently negative impacts often controlled by humans – the use of fertiliser and the grazing of plant species by herbivores – combine to the benefit of biodiversity. This is according to an innovative international study involving Professor of Zoology at Trinity College Dublin, Yvonne Buckley.
Early spring warming has greatest effect on breaking bud — Last modified October 11, 2013 10:05
The timing of the first leaves on trees and plants can make or break an agricultural season. Too early, and the leaves might be blasted by the last frost. Too late and they miss out on maximizing the growing season.
Greater desertification control using sand trap simulations — Last modified October 03, 2013 10:07
In the fight against desertification, so-called straw checkerboard barriers (SCB) play a significant role. SCB consists of half-exposed criss-crossing rows of straws of wheat, rice, reeds, and other plants.
Extension Agrometeorology as the Answer to Stakeholder Realities: Response Farming and the Consequences of Climate Change — Last modified September 02, 2013 15:04
Extension Agrometeorology as the Answer to Stakeholder Realities: Response Farming and the consequences of Climate Change
Solar sharing program launched through solar panels on farmland — Last modified August 20, 2013 14:45
Installing solar panels above farmland, Solar Sharing Kazusatsurumai began operations of a photovoltaic generation system in April 2013 in Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. The system is installed above 750 square meters of farmland, annually producing 35,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity, equivalent to the consumption of 10 households.
Warming restricts rice yield gains brought by higher CO2 concentrations: study — Last modified August 07, 2013 09:48
Japan's National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences published on March 7, 2013, the results of a study on the effects of higher atmospheric CO2 concentrations and air temperatures on rice harvest yields. The results show that higher air temperatures restrict increases in harvest yields brought by higher CO2 concentrations.
New research shows that temperature influences tropical flowering — Last modified July 29, 2013 10:07
Tropical trees and hanging vines burst into flower, showering the ground below with bright blossoms. Temperature, more than cloud cover, may be key to the timing of tropical flowering events according to research at two sites in the Smithsonian Institution Global Earth Observatory Network published online in Nature Climate Change.
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