DROUGHT – A RISK FACTOR IN AGRICULTURE IN WESTERN PLAIN OF AUTUMN 2011 PUBLISHEDCarmen MOISA, Vlad D. MIRCOV, Antoanela COZMA
The drought is a complex meteorological phenomenon, a progressive event, with serious economic repercussions. Droughts can occur in all seasons, with consequences on agricultural activities, differentiated by crop stage. In 2011 it was recorded a prolonged drought that lasted from early August until the first decade of December. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the evolution of drought in the fall of 2011, the meteorological causes that determined it, and its effects on agriculture in the Western Plain. Agriculture will face challenges in coming years given the growing frequency of extreme weather events. Application of best agricultural practices compatible with future climatic conditions, can contribute proactively to preserving and protecting the environment.
drought, pedological drought, deficiency of precipitation, moisture reserve, anticyclonic ridge