Blaine L. Blad Department of Agricultural Meteorology, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Last reviewed:December 2019
- 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. The branch of agricultural meteorology dealing with atmospheric-biospheric processes occurring at small spatial scales and over relatively short time periods is known as micrometeorology, sometimes called crop micrometeorology for managed vegetative ecosystems and animal biometeorology for livestock operations. The branch that studies the processes and impacts of climatic factors over larger time and spatial scales is often referred to as agricultural climatology. See also: Climatology; Micrometeorology
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