Crop stress management and global climate change by Jose Luis Araus, Gustavo Ariel Slafer

By Jose Luis Araus, Gustavo Ariel Slafer

Weather switch is a various, multifactorial phenomenon, which means that the agronomic thoughts wanted are case-specific and should have nearby adjustments. This publication offers an built-in view of the demanding situations and possibilities that may face agriculture sooner or later because of weather swap. It discusses how the stresses caused by weather switch could be conquer by means of assessing, measuring and predicting environmental alterations and stresses, opting for possibilities and adapting to alter and responding to multifactorial switch. demanding situations and capability techniques that would be taken to beat those are illustrated utilizing a few case stories.

Climate switch will pose many demanding situations to agriculture sooner or later, yet by means of taking an integrative method of predicting and adapting to alter, this publication will encourage researchers to show these demanding situations into possibilities.

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2) with LR, low-resolution; 20, 20th-century data; 21, 21st-century data. One GCM model (no. 10) contained too many missing data in the area of interest during the months June-August; for this model no grids were generated during these months. For other GCMs missing data in particular pixels were replaced by using the mean of the surrounding pixels using the Neighbourhood function in the GIS software ArcGIS5. 3. GCM models used in the study. No. D. Pauw and W. 008333 decimal degrees (about 1 km), which cor- responds to that of the reference climate maps of the study area.

269-281. De Pauw, E. (2004b) Management of dryland and desert areas. In: Encyclopedia: Land Use, Land Cover and Soil Sciences Vol. 4, Encyclopedia for Life Support Systems. UNESCO-EOLSS Publishers, Oxford, UK. Available at: http://www. net (accessed 23 February 2011). De Pauw, E. (2008) Climatic and soil datasets for the ICARDA Wheat Genetic Resource Collections of the Eurasia Region. C. B. (1997) Characteristics of 20th Century Drought in the United States at Multiple Time Scales. Climo Report 97-2, Dept.

Climates from GCMs, and can be applied to output of different GCMs. On the down side, statistical relationships have to be established individually for each station and GCM, requiring quality data. 2 Methodology for downscaling Mediterranean. Moreover, this method is Four climatic variables were considered: precipitation, minimum, maximum and mean temperatures. Climate change as computationally challenging. represented by these variables was assessed Dynamical downscaling using an RCM yields the best results, even in areas with complex topography, and directly generates climate surfaces.

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