//'T'he vagaries of the weather imA pact greatly on mankind, affecting our health, temperament, and living standards. Mavi and Tupper have assembled a great deal of useful information to help readers better understand how weather and climate impact on farming systems and influence crop and pasture yields and livestock production. The book is replete with interesting examples and case studies to show how better knowledge of agrometeo-rology and better access to climate records, short-term weather forecasts, and seasonal outlooks can improve strategic and tactical decision making on farms—thereby enabling managers to increase the productivity, sustaina-bility, and financial viability of their agricultural systems. Valuable insights are provided into how climate change is likely to impact on different regions throughout the world, and how the impacts of such change may be reduced. This publication will be valued by farmers, students, scientists, policymakers, and rural and urban communities in developed and developing countries throughout the world."
David H. White, PhD
Director, ASIT Consulting, Canberra, Australia
A sary addition to keep those involved in agriculture and other related industries up-to-date with climate science developments and their applications. The major strength of this book is that it brings together principles that are globally relevant with the latest sci entific literature on subjects that include agrometeorology, the use of climate information in agriculture, solar radiation and its role in plant growth, environmental temperature and crop production, and climatological methods for managing farm water resources. I recommend this book to educators and those with an interest in applied climate science and agriculture."
David George, BSc, GDipEd, MAppSc
Scientist (climate applications and education), Queensland Department of Primary Industries
//■"fhis comprehensive book meets A an increasing need for those interested in climate and weather, such as agricultural researchers, advisors, and policymakers. The authors use their international experience to apply the principles of climate and plant science to practical management of agricultural systems—from the policy issue of drought assistance to managing pests in the field. The principles of agrometeorology have never been more important as we manage agriculture that is productive and sustainable in a variable and changing climate. This book is valuable not only as a university text but also as a useful reference text for professionals involved in the interface between climate and agriculture."
Peter Hayman, PhD
Coordinator, Climate Applications, NSW Agriculture, Tamworth, Australia his book is a welcome and neces
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