Weston Anderson, an Assistant Research Scientist at the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, is lead author on a new study that investigates the frequency and trends of simultaneous yield shocks in global breadbaskets, regions that specialize in grain crops.
May 6, 2022 – The Mekong Delta in Viet Nam could be nearly fully submerged by the end of the century if urgent actions are not taken across the river basin. Continuing with business as usual could drown 90% of this agro-economic powerhouse that’s home to nearly 20 million people – with immense local and global impacts.
The Dashboard for Agricultural Water Use and Nutrient Management (DAWN) launched its website today. This marks the latest development of the UMD led project to provide farmers and water managers across the Corn Belt with the most relevant and reliable information for farm-level decision-making.
ESSIC/AOSC Professor Raghu Murtugudde is a co-author on a recent paper titled “Short and Medium Range Irrigation Scheduling using Stochastic Simulation‐Optimization Framework with farm‐scale Ecohydrological Model and Weather Forecasts” alongside colleagues from the Institute of Technology Bombay’s Department of Civil Engineering.
University of Maryland researchers will lead a five-year, $10 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to help farmers in the Corn Belt navigate efficient water and nutrient use in order to increase crop production.