UHMC Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center

Agrometeorological activity

The department of agrometeorology is a structural division of the Centre for weather conditions analysis , forecasting and maintenance of the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Centre, it is headed by chief of department. 15 experts of agrometeorology  work in the department, the majority of them have operational experience in the department of more than 10 years.

Structurally the department consists of 3 sectors:

The basic tasks of the department are:

To solve these problems and improve methods and means of research on the basis of scientific and technological progress, the department of agrometeorology studies requirements of agricultural objects to weather conditions and establishes the quantitative relationship between these conditions and processes of growth, development and formation of agricultural crop plants. Using agrometeorological and agroclimatic data it  allows to assess the degree of weather and climate opportuneness for wintering and  formation of agricultural crop plants, to judge the need of melioration and agricultural activities to obtain the target harvest, etc.

The information on occurrence and development of droughts, their intensity and scope of territory is important for agricultural institutions and is a basis for acceptance of various administrative and economic decisions as for  consequences of droughts concerning mitigation, minimization of losses from them, and beforehand as much as  possible. During the period before sowing  it enables to correct the structure of  sown areas (for example to increase the areas of drought – enduring cultures and species), or to focus economies on application of save-moisture technologies at the initial stages.

The department of agrometeorology is a structure which possesses the fullest  information on condition of crops and current agrometeorological conditions of agricultural plants cultivation and has opportunity to adequately and objectively estimate the future harvest of basic crops. The department receives and processes information from 126 meteorological stations which have agrometeorological section of works and carry out monitoring of main crops on representative fields in areas of their activity which are priority in a concrete region. The Functions of the department include provision of  bodies of state power, the Ministery  of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine and related agencies with  agrometeorological materials:

The department has a databank of regime and scientific and  operative agrometeorological data.