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Phenology deals with the recurring growth and development phenomena of plants in their annual rhythm. The occurrence times of characteristic vegetation stages are observed and recorded. These are closely related to the climate of the observation site and current weather. Although influenced in many ways by other factors, such as the individual qualities of the plants, the type of soil and exposition, they represent nevertheless valuable basic material for varied uses in climatology, as well as in agriculture and horticulture. This publication provides a survey of the results of phenological observations for the key agricultural crops in the Federal Republic of Germany in the years 1951 to 1990 in as far as these were recorded in the observation networks of the Deutscher Wetterdienst in the old Federal Republic of Germany and the Meteorological Service of the former German Democratic Republic.

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Authors: SCHARRER H, Deutscher Wetterdienst (DE);SCHMIDT U, Deutscher Wetterdienst (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17912 EN (1998) 74pp., FS
Availability: Available from the COST Secretariat, European Commission, DG XII-B-1, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE), Fax: +32-2-2964289
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-1807-1
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