Study of the discipline is aimed at  provision of the most up-to-date knowledge of students  in the patterns for crop productivity formation and productive moisture deposits during a vegetation period in connection with agrometeorological conditions, on the methods  for  long-term agrometeorological forecasting of the rate of the expected crop yields, the quality of yields,  provision of plants with heat and moisture during the vegetation period, overwintering  of winter crops and their condition as of the vegetation renewal.


The main tasks of the discipline are the following:

- Study of the methods for calculation and prognostication of the expected values of agrometeorological indices with ample advance time;

- Study of the methods for forecasting changes in the values of main factors for the life of plants and the influence of these changes on crop productivity;

- Study of the methods  for forecasting the expected crop yields with ample advance time, occurrence of vermin and diseases and quality of yields;

- Acquisition of skills for calculation of agrometeorological indices of the most important environmental factors and their influence on crop growth, development and productivity.


The object of the discipline is: up-to-date scientific developments in the methods for calculation of the expected agrometeorological values based on experimental researches and statistical developments.

The subject of the discipline is methods for long-term agrometeorological forecasting.


Main topics for the discipline:    

1. Patterns of formation of the productive moisture deposits during various seasons and forecasting of moisture deposits under the crops.

2. Methods for forecasting provision of crops with heat and moisture during the vegetation period;

3. Assessment of agrometeorological conditions for the autumn vegetation of winter crops and forecasting of overwintering and condition of winter grain-crops as of the vegetation renewal;

4. Long-term forecasting of crop yield quantity and quality.

5. Forecasting the occurrence of crop vermin and diseases;

6. Forecasting the irrigation norms as well as terms and standards for crop watering.

Developed by: Anatolii M. Polovyi (Odessa State Environmental University)