Crop Weather Analysis

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Theoretical models of crop-weather relationship enable to understand, quantitatively, the role played by weather elements on crop growth and yield. Such models have been applied to wheat, paddy, cotton and groundnut and other crops and response of these crops in various phenological stages in relation to meteorological factors have been studied. Variability of soil moisture and soil temperature and the contribution of dew has been studied in relation to crop growth. Fluctuations in weather with regard to crop factors like leaf area index, stomatal resistance, crop co-efficient, and dry matter production have been studied. Energy balance of the crop canopy for cereals and legumes are being worked out.