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Stigter K.,Agromet Vision | Dawei Z.,China Agricultural University | Jing L.,Ningxia Meteorological Research Institute | Chunqian L.,Hebei Institute of Meteorological science | And 9 more authors.
Italian Journal of Agrometeorology | Year: 2015

Meeting the needs for agrometeorological services, including agrodimatological services, in the livelihood of farmers is the focus of this paper in four Parts. This last Part deals with ten historical case studies to illustrate some best examples of agrometeorological services. They are about: Shelterbelt design for protection of irrigation canals and agricultural land from blown sand encroachment; Design of improved underground storage pits (matmuras) for sorghum in cracking clays; Design of sand settlement of windblown sand using local trees and grasses; Agrometeorological service for irrigation advice; Frost forecast service; Design of protection of sloping land from soil loss and water run-off using hedgerow intercropping; Improving microclimate for water melon by covering sandy soils with pebbles; Winter straw mulching increasing water use efficiency and yields in winter wheat; Forecasting fungus disease conditions for wolfberries; and Early warning of low temperatures and less sunshine for crops in plastic greenhouses in winter. © 2015, Patron Editore S.r.l. All rights reserved.

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