Agriculture in a Changing Climate - From Scientific Research to Information Delivery for Practical Decision Making by Farmers
Washington State University's Director of AgWeatherNet, Gerrit Hoogenboom, was the invited speaker for the Weston Roundtable on December 6, 2012 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His seminar entitled "Agriculture in a Changing Climate - From Scientific Research to Information Delivery for Practical Decision Making by Farmers" can be viewed through the following link: http://tinyurl.com/bxrtknf
Abstract: Agriculture not only provides our food, it is also a major component of the US economy and that of many other countries. The recent drought in the Midwest shows that weather has a major impact on agricultural production. Farmers have to deal with climate variability daily. It impacts their livelihood as well as food security worldwide. One challenge is to provide growers and producers with information for practical decision making that also has economic value. This information must be scientifically sound, yet relevant and timely to deal with both spatial and temporal variability and uncertainty of weather. Information and communication technologies can play a key role in this process, both in the US and in developing countries.