Applied Agrometeorology by Kees Stigter (auth.), Kees Stigter (eds.)

By Kees Stigter (auth.), Kees Stigter (eds.)

This compendium first stories neighborhood operational purposes of agrometeorology within the kind of case reviews of agrometeorological companies and data. those companies arrange farmers of other source of revenue degrees for severe climate and weather occasions and for using climate and weather “windows of chance” less than stipulations of a altering weather. for this reason broad fields of software are coated akin to vegetation (monocropping and a number of cropping, for which points of soils, pests, illnesses, water, fertilizers and labour are mentioned, in as far as they have interaction with agrometeorological factors), forestry, agroforestry, farm animals, and fisheries. those fields are handled in a manner that the contents shape the bedrock fabric for institution, development, extension and updating of agrometeorological providers and data below those altering stipulations. Operational supportive equipment are eventually reviewed and exemplified via case reports in their functions within the above pointed out fields, in techniques on the topic of genuine challenge fixing in agricultural construction. This compendium additionally desires to create a renaissance within the educating (that is education/training/ extension) of utilized agrometeorology in any respect degrees, in the direction of the livelihood of farmers and different growers.

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Br Olga C. ar S. in Andres C. au Roger E. nl Thomas J. gov Gerald E. J. U. E. net About the Editor Kees Stigter is a visiting professor in Africa and Asia, these days for Agromet Vision, the Netherlands and Indonesia. J. stand for Cornelis Johan, but Kees is his call name. Experimental physicist by education (Phys. D. ); from 1974 as an Associate Professor and from 1985 in addition as a Principal Project Supervisor (TTMI-Project) and Visiting Professor in Africa and Asia. His first mission was to Africa in May–September 1969 as an FAO expert in climatology in Madagascar.

III, could easily have been derived from considerations of any of these improvements as agrometeorological service in practice, as Part II will illustrate. With respect to the above subject we should recall that it also gave us the opportunity to bring the importance of traditional knowledge and indigenous technologies into agrometeorology, improved by physical understanding (Stigter 1982b). Prepared by an analysis of farmer oriented research needs in Tanzania (Stigter and Hyera 1979; Stigter 1982a), we reviewed traditional use as well as explanations of physical cause and effect relationships of mulching (Stigter 1984a, 1984b), shading (Stigter 1984c), wind protection (Stigter 1984d) and other related surface modifications (Stigter 1985), never omitting the social and cultural contexts (Stigter 1987, 1992).

Above I indicated that “what is needed, also in your research, is to develop scientific contributions to what needs most urgently to be solved in the view of local people”. And we need to do that in such a way that we do not create institutions and conditions that can not be maintained when we withdraw, unless of course final answers were found to problems and the research does not need to be continued. Because of the latter reality, already long ago I have made pleas for our permanent involvement with Universities and Institutes in third world countries and countries in transition, with limited but sustainable inputs along lines indicated above.

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