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Needs for agrometeorological solutions to farming problems

Last modified September 26, 2008 09:25

Here we have discussions on problems for which operational solutions with agrometeorological components are highly required, but not yet or incompletely available, or available but not applied. Here pre-publication information may be exchanged and experiences swapped on possible services, research, training/extension and policies related to food security, on-farm and market related. [Discuss items for this section with the President or the Vice-president.]

Human water use has boosted drought — Last modified November 07, 2013 09:04
Drought: it is a word that seems to crop up with increasing frequency in the news. Be it the Amazon River slowing to a trickle, ships stranded by the retreat of the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan, or hosepipe bans in the UK, drought is becoming an all too regular feature in our lives. Climate change is certainly a contributory factor, but a new study suggests that our unquenchable thirst for water is also playing a major role.
Science Field Shops in Indonesia, a start of Improved Agricultural Extension that Fits a Rural Response to Climate Change — Last modified September 02, 2013 14:59
Science Field Shops in Indonesia. A start of Improved Agricultural Extension that Fits a Rural Response to Climate Change
Elevated carbon dioxide making arid regions greener — Last modified June 07, 2013 09:02
Scientists have long suspected that a flourishing of green foliage around the globe, observed since the early 1980s in satellite data, springs at least in part from the increasing concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere. Now, a study of arid regions around the globe finds that a carbon dioxide "fertilization effect" has, indeed, caused a gradual greening from 1982 to 2010.
Plants adapt to drought but limits are looming, study finds — Last modified February 05, 2013 10:01
By Daniel Stolte/UANews and Ann Perry/USDA ARS
Intensive farming with a climate-friendly touch: farming/woodland mix increases yields — Last modified November 26, 2012 15:29
In the world of agriculture, climate protection and intensive farming are generally assumed to be a contradiction in terms. At Technische Universitèt Mƒnchen (TUM), however, scientists have come up with a new land development concept that could change this view. The new model is tailored to medium-sized farms in South America and sees farmers transitioning from large-scale monoculture to more diverse crop mixtures spread over smaller plots interspersed with wooded areas – a switch that can bring significant financial benefits.
Wheat yields are levelling off, even in some developing countries — Last modified June 25, 2012 11:30
Wheat yields have levelled off in many countries around the world, even in regions of greater food insecurity such as India and Bangladesh, say researchers in the US.
Experiments underestimate plant response to warming — Last modified May 17, 2012 14:44
Observations indicate that plants are flowering and leafing earlier in response to rising temperatures. Experiments that artificially warm vegetation have also taken place. But a new study suggests that such tests could underpredict plant response, in some cases by more than eight times.
Which plants will survive droughts, climate change? — Last modified April 19, 2012 16:00
Which plants will survive droughts, climate change?. By Stuart Wolpert.
Land-use change could cut food yields — Last modified February 27, 2012 10:52
Land-use change such as deforestation could cut crop yields by up to 17% by affecting the amount of moisture reaching key agricultural areas, according to scientists from the US. That's on top of the yield drop of the same magnitude it's predicted that climate change may cause.
How Valuing Nature Can Transform Agriculture — Last modified January 11, 2012 15:51
How Valuing Nature Can Transform Agriculture. By Joshua Farley, Abdon Schmitt F., Juan Alvez, Norton Ribeiro de Freitas Jr.
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