Vision for an integrated and holistic approach in Agrometeorology.

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Year Published: 2004
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Author: Sastry, P. S. N.
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Agrometeorological research has progressed considerably and several advances had been made in the recent decades in the country. Information using time series analysis and short period field experiments had been developed at several locations. Crop-weather models have been applied using dynamical simulation techniques and efforts were made to predict phenological events, soil moisture status, biomass and yield. Water balance, water use efficiency, yield relations were developed. While information is available at several locations, it seems we have done little to utilize them for agricultural operations. Future activities in agrometeorology should aim at integrating all the past and new information from (a) agroclimatology (time series analysis), (b) agrometeorology (results on short period weather effects), (c) results from simulation modelling (both with time series data and current-crop-weather situation) with short or medium range weather forecasts, projections from dynamic simulation techniques and remote sensing information. This is essential for formulation of weather-based agroadvisories on a rational basis for assisting agricultural operations in achieving economical and sustainable food security.

Pages: 1 - 4
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Volume: 6
Number: Special Issue
Journal: Journal of Agrometeorology
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ISSN: 0972-1665

biomass, climatic factors, crop yield, models, phenology,plant water relations, simulation models, soil water, water useefficiency, weather, yield forecasting, soil moisture, yield prediction,Plant Water Relations (FF062), Plant Production (FF100), Soil WaterManagement (Irrigation and Drainage) (JJ800) (Revised June 2002)[formerly Soil Water Management], Meteorology and Climate (PP500),Mathematics and Statistics (ZZ100)

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