Title: Coincidence of variation in yield and climate in Europe
Authors: PELTONEN-SAINIO PirjoTRNKA MiroslavOLESEN JorgenCALANCA PierluigiSEGUIN BernardDELLA MARTA AnnaMICALE FabioORLANDINI SimoneKUMAR SureshKOZYRA JerzyGOBIN A.JAUHIAINENA LauriECKERSTENE HenrikSCHAAP BenSKJELVÅGO ArneKERSEBAUMH Kurt ChristianEITZINGERF Josef
Citation: AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT vol. 139 no. 4 p. 483-489
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC62555
ISSN: 0167-8809
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=MImg&_imagekey=B6T3Y-514Y7XS-2-6&_cdi=4959&_user=5409911&_pii=S0167880910002240&_origin=search&_coverDate=10%2F02%2F2010&_sk=999999999&view=c&wchp=dGLzVlz-zSkWA&md5=5dacb913adf921ed6045f760abaab65b&ie=/sdarticle.pd
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC62555
DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2010.09.006
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: We aimed to characterise the coincidence of yield variations with weather variables for major field crops using long-term datasets and reveal whether there are commonalities across the European agricultural regions. Long-term national and/or regional yield datasets were used from 14 European countries (total of 25 regions). Crops studied were spring and winter barley and wheat, winter oilseed rape, potato and sugar beet. Relative yield deviations were determined for all crops. Meteorological data on monthly means for temperature variables, solar radiation, accumulated precipitation and evapotranspiration were provided for the relevant agricultural regions of each country for 1975-2008. Harmful effects of high precipitation during grain-filling in grain and seed crops and at flowering in oilseed rape were recorded. In potato reduced precipitation at tuber formation was associated with yield penalties. Elevated temperatures had harmful effects for cereals and rapeseed yields. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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