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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.]

Pollen and clouds: April flowers bring may showers? — Last modified May 29, 2015 09:59
The main job of pollen is to help seed the next generation of trees and plants, but a new study shows that the grains might also seed clouds.
Climate change could boost area suitable for double cropping — Last modified May 29, 2015 09:55
Double cropping – growing a second crop after harvesting a first – can bring farmers extra income. But in the northern US, the first autumn frosts limit the potential for planting soy after harvesting winter wheat, because they can damage the soy crop. Now, researchers have found that climate change could boost the production from this type of double cropping by 4–7% by 2100.
Heat and drought extremes likely to stress ecosystem productivity equally or more in a warmer, CO2 rich future — Last modified May 18, 2015 09:24
It is logical to expect that the impacts of today's heat and drought extremes are likely underestimates of what we can expect in the future with a high fossil emissions pathway, writes Christopher Williams
Private insurers may help farmers weather the storm — Last modified January 19, 2015 08:53
In a bid to protect farmers from erratic weather pattern, the government has invited private insurance companies, along with state-owned Agriculture Insurance Company of India (AIC), for providing various products relating to crop, weather and income insurance.
Study identifies ‘weak’ areas in climate change fight — Last modified January 15, 2015 11:11
The Financial Express. New Delhi, 14 January 2015
New insights into the origins of agriculture could help shape the future of food — Last modified January 12, 2015 09:07
Agricultural decisions made by our ancestors more than 10,000 years ago could hold the key to food security in the future, according to new research by the University of Sheffield.
Announcement: 1st VALUE downscaling intercomparison experiment has started — Last modified January 12, 2015 08:59
On 1 Jan 2015, the first VALUE downscaling intercomparison experiment has started.
'White revolution' to 'white pollution' - agricultural plastic film mulch in China — Last modified October 01, 2014 09:37
Volume 9 Number 9 . E K Liu et al 2014 Environ. Res. Lett. 9 091001 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/9/091001
How has water availability for growing maize in Africa changed? — Last modified July 31, 2014 13:59
It has been a tough few years for Tanzanian maize farmers, who have seen yields decline as East Africa struggles with drought and unreliable rains. Now it’s unclear what the future might hold and whether it is worth investing in drought-resistant maize. It’s a dilemma that is being echoed across many regions of Africa. A new study investigates how and why water availability has been changing in recent decades.
Changing water availability during the African maize-growing season, 1979–2010 — Last modified July 22, 2014 13:25
Lyndon D Estes et al 2014 Environ. Res. Lett. 9 075005 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/7/075005. Changing water availability during the African maize-growing season, 1979–2010.
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