Agro-climatological and agro-meteorological studies play an important role in the improvement of crop production in the seasonally dry areas . In India , still around 60% of the arable land under cultivation is at the mercy of “Rain God “ or Rainfed. Agricultural meteorology, when properly used assist in both the farmers at the field level and planners at the regional and national level with better cost-benefit ration for all climate – related recommended practice. The three important areas that require the assistance of agro-meteorologists under this condition are weather forecasting, crop planning and crop forecasting.
The Present book deals with extensive review of model, method and practices of (a) Climatic and Agro-climatic zonation, (b) weather forecasting for agriculture using agro-climatological Procedures, (c) crop planning using agro climatological procedures, (d) crop forecasting using agro-meteorological procedure, etc.
Dr. S. Krishnaprabu, is graduated in B.Sc. (Agriculture)from Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, where he did his M.Sc. (Ag.) in 2002. He has been working in Annamalai University from 2002, where he obtained his Ph.D. in Agronomy also with specialization in Nutrient Management and presently, he is Assistant Professor in Agronomy, his specialization is in Nutrient Management and Crop Improvement and he has been teaching course son Principles of Agronomy, Irrigation and Dry Farming Management, Agronomy of Field Crops and Crop Production to under-graduate students for ten years. He is supervising to his credit of more than ten numbers of research papers published various international journals. Also, a widely accepted two text books entitled, 'Scientific Production of Field Crops' are 'Rice Production' and value to his name.