National Progress Reports in Agrometeorology

The WMO Secretariat prepared and circulated a detailed questionnaire for the preparation of National Reports on Progress Made in Agricultural Meteorology by Members per Recommendation 1 of CAgM-XIV. In accordance with this recommendation, the WMO Secretariat will continue to compile the information in a comprehensive database to make it available to members.




  1. Part 1 - Organization
    1. 1.1. Number of institutions engaged in Agrometeorology-related work in your country .....4
    2. 1.2. Resources and Facilities (please give number)
      1. 1.2a. Approximate no. of persons in Agricultural Meteorology
        1. NMHS
          1. - Total Number .....11
          2. - Class I-II .....1
          3. - Class III-IV .....6
          4. - Others .....2
          5. - PhD .....2
      2. 1.2b. Facilities available to Agricultural Meteorology Division
        1. NMHS
          1. - Mainframe computers .....1
          2. - Personal computers .....5
          3. - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) .....1
          4. - Remote Sensing and Image Analysis .....0
    3. 1.3. Training and Education (Training and Education of Agricultural Meteorology personnel since 1999)
      1. NMHS
        1. - No of persons who received advanced degrees (M.Sc, Ph.D) .....4
        2. - No of persons who attended long term training courses .....N/A
        3. - No of persons who attended short term seminars, workshops (1-2 weeks) .....10
  2. Part 2 - Agrometeorological Observations
    1. NMHS
      1. Prior to 2006 (num)
        1. - Number of stations in the network of agrometeorological observations .....63
        2. - New instruments added .....0
        3. - Automatic weather stations in use .....16
      2. Current (2009) (num)
        1. - Number of stations in the network of agrometeorological observations .....53
        2. - New instruments added .....6
        3. - Automatic weather stations in use .....34
  3. Part 3 - Agrometeorological Services for Agriculture
    1. 3.1. Service structure (Indicate where agrometeorological services are located in your country)
      1. - Is the agrometeorological service constituted as a separate unit? .....No
      2. - Is the agrometeorological service at headquarters only? .....Yes
      3. - Are there agrometeorological services in different regions? .....No
    2. 3.2. Please list the agrometeorological products and other services for agriculture products provided by your service
      Agrometeorological monitoring and observations

      Meteorological and agrometeorological database administration and data providing

      Sagmis - Slovene agrometeorological information system

      Agrometeorological information

      Project cooperation

      Research, agrometeorological analysis and surveys, education
    3. 3.3. Types and forms of service provided by the agrometeorology unit
      1. - Bulletins .....Yes
      2. - Brochures .....Yes
      3. - Radio and TV .....Yes
      4. - Press releases .....Yes
      5. - Workshops and seminars .....Yes
      6. - Interactions with farmers and/or farmer groups .....Yes
    4. 3.4. Agrometeorological Information on the Internet
      1. - Does your service have an Internet web page?
      2. - Specify the agrometeorological products posted on your website
        General information about phenology

        Agro-meteorological data


        data in Figure

    5. 3.5. Collaboration with other organizations (including important achievements)
      1. 3.5a. Please list the names of the governmental ministries/institutions that your service collaborated with during 2002-2005
        Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food

        University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

        Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning

        Agricultural Institute of Slovenia

        Slovene Agriculture Advisory Service
      2. 3.5b. Please list the names of the non-governmental organization (NGOs) that your service collaborated with during 2002-2005
        @ - Forum


        SDNO – Slovene Society for Irrigation and Drainage

        Slovene Meteorological Society

        Slovene Natural Science Society
    6. 3.6. Media interaction: routinely/in person
      1. - Television .....Yes
      2. - Radio .....Yes
      3. - Electronic .....Yes
      4. - Newspaper/magazine .....Yes
    7. 3.7. Awareness and training events conducted with
      1. - Cooperatively with other Ministry or Sector .....Yes
      2. - Cooperatively with other University .....Yes
      3. - Cooperatively with NGO .....Yes
      4. - At regular intervals? .....No
      5. - Do meteorologists/climatologists attend with sector reps.? .....Yes
  4. Part 4 - Agrometeorological Research
    1. Please indicate the agrometeorological research conducted in your service
      1. 4.1. Influence of meteorological factors on the growth, development, yield and quality of agricultural crops .....Yes
      2. 4.2. Development of methods for agrometeorological forecasting and assessment of present condition .....Yes
      3. 4.3. Linkage between agrometeorological models and atmospheric forecast and general circulation models .....Yes
      4. 4.4. Development of applications using seasonal to interannual predictions in agriculture .....No
      5. 4.5. Macroclimatic, mesoclimatic and microclimatic research .....No
      6. 4.6. Influence of meteorological factors on livestock husbandry .....No
      7. 4.7. Influence of meteorological and climatological factors on inland coastal and marine fisheries .....No
      8. 4.8. Protection of plants and livestock against adverse weather .....No
      9. 4.9. Agrometeorological conditions for the development of crop and livestock pests and diseases .....No
      10. 4.10. Research on the impact of agricultural activities that possibly influence weather and climate at local, national, and global levels .....Yes
      11. 4.11. Research on remote-sensing application in agrometeorology .....Yes
      12. 4.12. Research into agrometeorological aspects of drought and desertification .....Yes
      13. 4.13. Research on potential impacts of climate change/variability on national agriculture, rangelands, forestry, and fisheries .....Yes
      14. 4.14. Research on mitigation and adaptation strategies due to impacts of climate change/variability and natural disasters in agriculture .....Yes
      15. 4.15. Research on the impact of natural disasters on agriculture, rangelands, forestry, and fisheries .....Yes
      16. 4.16. Research on fire weather agrometeorology .....No
  5. Part 5 - Socio-Economic Benefits
    1. - Please list any case studies demonstrating the socio-economic benefits of your agrometeorological service.
      Alp – Water- Scarce Project

      Drought Management Centre for SE Europe (DMCSEE)

      SEE Transnational Cooperation Programme
  6. Part 6 - Models
    1. - Information on practical crop-yield models, irrigation, disease/pest model, etc. (even if they are in the initial stages of development). Please list the ten most-used models in your service.
      IRRFIB – Crop Water Irrigation Model

      TOL – Leaf wetness Duration Model

      Soil Water Balance

      NMM (Numerical Meteorological Model)
  7. Part 7 - Drought Indicies
    1. - Please list the five most-used drought indices in your service.
      Precipitation Average Anomaly

      SPI – Standardised Precipitation Index
  8. Part 8 - Societies
    1. - Please list any agricultural meteorology societies active in your country.
      Slovene Meteorological Society
  9. Part 9 - Bibliography
    1. - Please provide a short bibliography of relevant papers/reports published by your service.
      Bergant et al. 2006. Climate change: it is not too late if farmers act now. [lead authors Klemen Bergant et al., coordinating authors Andreja Sušnik, Lučka Kajfež-Bogataj], Ljubljana, ARSO: p. 40.

      Kajfež-Bogataj L., Sušnik A. 2007. Challenges to agrometeorological risk management – regional perspective: Europe. 2007. Managing weather and climate risks in agriculture. Sivakumar M.V.K., Motha R.P. (ur.). Springer: 113-123

      Eitzinger J., Thaler S., Orlandini S., Nejedlik P., Kazandjiev V., Vučetić V., Sivertsen T.H., Mihailović D.T., Lalić B, Tsiros E., Dalezios N.R., Sušnik A., Kersebaum K.C.C., Holden N.M., Matthews R.. 2008. Agroclimatic indices and simulation models. Survey of agrometeorologiical practices and applications in Europe regarding climate change impacts. Nejedlik P., Orlandini S. (ur.). COST Action 734- Impact of climate change and variability on European agriculture: 15-92

      Sušnik A., Matajc I., Kodrič I. 2006. Agrometeorological support of fruit production: application in SW Slovenia. WMO CAgM/ET. Meteorolol. Appl. (Supplement): 81-86 (2006)

      Sušnik A., Kurnik B., Ceglar A. 2006. Application of different radiation parametrization methods to leaf wetness duration model development. Rivista Italiana di agrometeorologia: Italian Journal of agrometeorology: 10-11

      Menzel A., Estrella N., Heitlad W., Sušnik A., Schleip C., Dose V. 2008. Bayesian analysis of the species-specific lengthening of the growing season in two European countries and the influence of an insect pest. Int. J. Biometeorology 52:209-218

      Sušnik A., Pogačar T., Roškar J., Gregorič G.,Ceglar A. How to monitor agricultural drought? – a challenge for Drought Management Center for South_East Europe. 2009. Eitzinger, J., Kubu, G. (ed.), (2009): Impact of Climate Change and Adaptation in Agriculture. Extended Abstracts of the International Symosium, University of Natural Ressources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU),Vienna, June 22-23 2009. BOKU-Met Report 17, ISSN 1994-4179 (Print), ISSN 1994-4187 (Online) - Impressum: Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), August 2009ISSN 1994-4179 (Print), ISSN 1994-4187 (Online):144-148

      Calanca P., Rossi F., Georgiadis T., Sušnik A. Gregorič. G. Application of numerical weather products and seasonal forecasts in agrometeorology. 2009. Eitzinger, J., Kubu, G. (ed.), (2009): Impact of Climate Change and Adaptation in Agriculture. Extended Abstracts of the International Symosium, University of Natural Ressources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU),Vienna, June 22-23 2009. BOKU-Met Report 17, ISSN 1994-4179 (Print), ISSN 1994-4187 (Online) - Impressum: Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), August 2009ISSN 1994-4179 (Print), ISSN 1994-4187 (Online): 42-43
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