Blaine L. Blad Department of Agricultural Meteorology, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.
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- Role of meteorologists
- Crop micrometeorology
- Crop ecology and phenology
- Crop production and growing season
- Climate change and agricultural production
- Water use efficiency
- Plant and animal diseases and pests
- Pesticide application
- Frost protection
- Wind damage and erosion
- Simulation models
- Livestock production
- Developing strategies and policy
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
A branch of meteorology that examines the effects and impacts of weather and climate on crops, rangeland, livestock, and various agricultural operations. Agricultural meteorology, or agrometeorology, addresses topics that often require an understanding of biological, physical, and social sciences. The field studies processes that occur from the soil depths where the deepest plant roots grow to the atmospheric levels where seeds, spores, pollen, and insects may be found (see illustration). Agricultural meteorologists characteristically interact with scientists from many disciplines. See also: Agriculture; Meteorology
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