Contains information on Weather and how to protect crops. Includes chapters on Sun, Precipitation, Wind and Moisture. For agronomists, producers and students
The weather greatly influences crop cultivation: it determines the growth and yield of the crop. It also largely affects the development of diseases and plagues. The application of crop protection agents, however, must not be seen as separate from the weather. The publication Weather & Crop Protection clearly and practically explains this relationship to agrarians and contract sprayers.
In order to achieve a positive result, weather conditions are required to be optimal during spraying, meaning no storm or heavy rain during spraying, and certainly no calm. Agents also set conditions to temperature, humidity in the air, and other meteorological characteristics. Temperatures should be neither too high nor low, and night frost may be harmful to crops.
After reading the book Weather & Crop Protection, every agrarian and contract sprayer that deals with open cultivation knows how the weather affects diseases, plagues; and how to fight them, and also how to control them to obtain the best result for the crops, their wallets, and the environment.
Erno Bouma is an expert in the field of agrometeorology. He works at the Dutch Phytopathology Service in Wageningen where he advises on integrated crop protection and is also the founder of the Erno Bouma Agrometerological consultancy firm. He was closely involved in the development of CERDIS, a decision support system for cereals, and in GEWIS, the system that explains all you need to know about the effectiveness of crop protection agents. He is co-author of the Agrarisch Weerboek (1998) and the Natuurkalendergids (2005) and has written many specialist articles on a wide range of crops.
SECTION ONE: Sun, a source of heat
SECTION TWO: Moisture, something in the air
SECTION THREE: Precipitation, a gift from the gods
SECTION FOUR: Wind, both friend and foe
SECTION FIVE: Resources and information
SECTION SIX: Practical applications
This book weighs: 350g
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