Snow and cold can be good for wheat production: snow provides moisture for the soil, while cold temperature can eliminate diseases or provide insulation to very cold temperatures.
»Climate change has already increased the occurrence of extreme temperature events, which has restricted the production and development of winter wheat.« (Zheng et al., 2018)
We can’t control the weather but we can try do everything possible to reduce the effects of cold temperatures and windchill on livestock
Winter months in the northern latitudes can bring significant cold stress to livestock. They must acclimatize to prolonged periods of cold temperatures and sudden arctic blasts of extremely cold weather. Animals with a good body condition score (BCS) and access to shelter are better able to withstand both severe and lengthy cold periods.
You cannot control the weather. But you can control how you respond to it.
The importance of weather forecast and work planning tools in agriculture is not something that’s new, but it’s something that many of the farmers take as a beneficial and helpful must-have, when managing their work and monitoring their crops.
5 main features of entry level IoT devices for precision agriculture and field monitoring
When it comes to adoption of new technologies and utilizing advanced monitoring solutions, farming has come a long way in the last years. Real-time, actionable data and decision support based on the actual measurements from the field mean that field operations are easily optimized, reducing the unnecessary expenses, lowering the impact on the environment and producing higher quality yield.
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