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Genesis

    The Department of Agricultural Meteorology was established on 9th November 1998 for doing research on aerobic meteorology, hydro-meteorology, micro-meteorology, crop meteorology (crop-weather studies), soil meteorology, microbial meteorology, herbicide meteorology, forest meteorology, horticultural meteorology, seed meteorology, animal meteorology and other related subjects. The department act as centre for the different agromet observation of TNAU and Strengthens the agricultural meteorology education for the State of Tamil Nadu. Regional forecast based agro-advisory services are made in collaboration with India Meteorological Department, Pune. The Department was renamed as Agro Climate Research Centre from June 2007.

Objectives

  • To carry out our basic and applied research in agricultural meteorology through faculty and students
  • To develop human resource in agricultural meteorology and climate change through post graduate and doctoral education programme
  • To conduct training courses, conferences on various aspects of agricultural meteorology for agricultural resource planning and management at National and International level and extending consultancy services
  • To focus location specific and need based research on developing suitable technologies for sustaining natural resources and agricultural productivity under changing climate scenarios
  • To develop technical inputs for strengthening the policies of the Government of Tamil Nadu towards climate variability and change



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