Tom Hodges, Cropping Systems Modeler
USDA-ARS email: email@example.com
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If this represents anything, it is only my opinion.
> Ann Clark <ACLARK@CROP.UOGUELPH.CA> wrote:
> > Seems some chaps have concluded that one of the unexpected changes
> > accompanying what is increasingly looking like "global warming" is
> > increased variability in the starting/ending of growing seasons.
> > Untimely startings and endings would have significant repercussions
> > for both grain crop (annual) and pasture/hay (perennial) systems.
> > I'd be interested to know if anyone has done research on "coping with
> > variability" - whether in annual or perennial systems. I'm not
> > talking now about managing for predictable seasonal problems - e.g.
> > midseason drought - but rather, coping with unpredictable problems -
> > like a season that starts a month late or ends 2 weeks early. I'd be
> > particularly interested in sensitivity/risk analyses, from both
> > biological/agronomic and profitablity perspectives.