EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURE ON AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION

EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURE ON AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION

  • Temperature influence on type of crop to grow in an area e.g. Arabica coffee grows well under low temperatures while Robusta coffee grows well under high temperatures.




  • Temperature influence type of animals to keep in area.E.g.Exotic cattle do well in areas with high temperature but poor in low temperature areas.
  • Temperature causes evaporation; this is loss of water from the surface of water bodies inform of water vapour. High temperature causes high evaporation which leads to low water for livestock e.g. Karamoja
  • Temperature influence growth and germination of seeds
  • Temperature influences flowering and fruiting e.g. Maize can not fruit under low temperature – dry period but rather in wet periods




  • Temperature influences availability of livestock feeds and their feeding behavior. E.g. under hot temperature animal do not graze but rather go under sheds/shelters, they graze in the morning and later evenings.

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