Use of long-range weather forecasts in crop predictions
AuthorBryan G. Weare
Author AffiliationsBryan C. Weare is Professor, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 44(2):28-29. DOI:10.3733/ca.v044n02p28. March 1990.
Uncertainties in weather forecasts still present the greatest problem in making useful crop predictions. Weather variables needed for crop growth models are minimum and maximum temperatures, precipitation, and solar radiation. Each of the three potential sources of long-range forecasts of such variables has deficiencies, but improvements offer some encouragement.
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