Agroclimatology: Farming Systems Research Program (Five-year Report 1978-83)

ICRISAT, - (1984) Agroclimatology: Farming Systems Research Program (Five-year Report 1978-83). Monograph. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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The agroclimatology subprogram of the Farming Systems Research Program in concerned with all the meteorological elements affecting crop production. In the dry tropics variation in the timing and amount of precipitation are the key factors influencing agricultural production possibilities. The agricultural value of rainfall varies with the factors that influnce evapotranspiration. In determining the agricultural potentialities of any semi-arid area, a quantification of the rainfall, soil, and evapotranspiration is of importance. Appropriate quantification of the growing season and its characteristics could be of great help in crop planning. The objectives of agroclimatology research are: To understand rainfall variability for quantifying associated risks in crop production. To characterize crop response to prevailing moisture envionment; to assist in crop planning for increased and stabilized agricultural production. To develop a climate-driven production model to predict crop performance at different locations. To develop agronomically relevant classification of the climate to facilitate the transfer of technology

Item Type: Monograph (Monograph)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agroclimatology, RP4252
Subjects: Others > Soil Science
Others > Climate Change
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 08 May 2014 09:23
Last Modified: 08 May 2014 09:23
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