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Complex methodology for the assessment of irrigation demands in Ukraine considering current climatic transformations using information technologies

Work number - M 3 FILED

Presented by the Institute of Climate-Smart Agriculture of NAAS

Pavlo Volodymyrovych LYKHOVYD – Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Senior Researcher of the Institute of Climate-Smart Agriculture of NAAS

The scientific work is devoted to the development of a theoretical and methodological basis and practical tools to ensure the development of climate-smart agriculture on the reclaimed lands of Ukraine, taking into account the principles of sustainable development on the basis of informatization.

It is the first time that a complex methodology of agroclimatic zoning of the territory of Ukraine has been proposed in the context of irrigation demands of different agricultural crops, including medicinal and aromatic ones, according to their requirements for moisture supply, taking into account current climatic changes, carried out using information technologies; the scenarios of the development of the agroclimatic situation and demands for the expansion of the irrigation network in the country have been presented. For the first time, an innovative approach to the assessment of reference evapotranspiration in Ukraine based on the temperature regime, and the Evapotranspiration Calculator (Ukraine) software product for its automated calculation have been proposed.

The scientific and practical significance of the work is confirmed by the successful implementation of its results in the educational process in Ukrainian specialised higher education institutions, ensuring the improvement of the quality of master's degree training in the field of knowledge 201 'Agronomy', as well as the successful implementation of the author's development in practice, which made it possible to save up to 8% of irrigation water for crop production on the private farm 'Roksolana', Bilozerka district, Kherson region.

Number of publications: The number of publications, written by the subject of the contest work is 22, namely: 3 monographs/monograph chapters (1 – of foreign publisher), 14 articles (7 – in foreign journals), 4 conference proceedings, 1 article in the miscellaneous issue. Total number of the author quotations by the subject of the work is 22 (according to Scopus), h-index = 2; 7 (according to Web of Science), h-index = 2, and 104 (according to Google Scholar), h-index = 5. The author owns 1 copyright document.