Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Opinion Volume 7 Issue 1

Weed Management Under Drought Conditions in a Changing Climate

Stella Lovelli*

University of Basilicata, School of Agricultural, Forestry, Food and Environmental Sciences, Via Ateneo Lucano, Potenza, Italy

*Corresponding Author: Stella Lovelli, University of Basilicata, School of Agricultural, Forestry, Food and Environmental Sciences, Via Ateneo Lucano, Potenza, Italy.

Received: December 01, 2022; Published: December 15, 2022


Agriculture is the most affected sector by climate change since its development is closely related to natural resources use. For this reason, it is affected by variations in temperature and rainfall. Climate change could further undermine efforts to mobilize water resources for agriculture, due to reductions observed in precipitation at the lowest tropical latitudes. A clear vision of the impact of climate change on weed management in a hot-arid environment is crucial to understand the vulnerability of crop yield in the Mediterranean region. Water resource amounts in many regions of the world, and water availability between crops can be inadequate in areas where natural rainfall is deficient.
The research related to interactions between rising carbon dioxide and other anticipated environmental changes is mostly unknown. This commentary has presented a clear and broad discussion of the most recent opinions on this topic. Particularly in the Mediterranean region, knowledge of these potential interactions may be crucial in safeguarding weed threats or production losses in irrigated agriculture.

Keywords: Agricultural; Climate Change; Crops; Management Crop; Greenhouse Gas; Agro-Ecosystems


  1. United Nations. “World Population Prospects: 2012. Revision Population Database” (2012).
  2. FAO Statistical Yearbook. “World Food and Agriculture. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome (2013): 289.
  3. Vila Montserrat., et al. “Understanding the combined impacts of weeds and climate change on crops”. Environmental Research Letters3 (2021): 034043.
  4. He Bao-Jie., et al. “Localized synergies between heat waves and urban heat islands: Implications on human thermal comfort and urban heat management”. Environmental Research 193 (2021): 110584.
  5. Ray Deepak K., et al. “Yield Trends are Insufficient to Double Global Crop Production by 2050”. PLoS One (2013): 1-8.
  6. Lovelli Stella. "Dryland farming and the agronomic management of crops in arid environments”. Journal of Agronomy1 (2019): 49-54.
  7. Pachauri Rajendra K and Andy Reisinger. "Climate change 2007. Synthesis report”. Contribution of Working Groups I, II and III to the fourth assessment report” (2008).
  8. Ziska Lewis H and Jeffrey Dukes. “Weed biology and climate change”. John Wiley and Sons (2011).
  9. Gala Bijl C and Madeline Fisher. "Crop adaptation to climate change”. CSA News Magazine (2011): 5-9.
  10. Korres Nicholas E., et al. “Cultivars to face climate change effects on crops and weeds: a review”. Agronomy for Sustainable Development1 (2016): 1-22.
  11. Hoerling Martin., et al. “On the increased frequency of Mediterranean drought”. Journal of Climate6 (2012): 2146-2161.
  12. Houghton John Theodore., et al. “Climate change 2001: the scientific basis: contribution of Working Group I to the third assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change”. Cambridge university press (2001).
  13. Dai Aiguo. "Drought under global warming: a review”. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change1 (2011): 45-65.
  14. Solomon, Susan., et al. “Climate change 2007-the physical science basis: Working group I contribution to the fourth assessment report of the IPCC”. Vol. 4. Cambridge university press (2007).
  15. Pachauri Rajendra K and Andy Reisinger. “Climate change 2007. Synthesis report”. Contribution of Working Groups I, II and III to the fourth assessment report (2008).
  16. Várallyay G. "The impact of climate change on soils and on their water management”. Agronomy Research2 (2010): 385-396.
  17. Mathur Roshni and Krishna Achuta Rao. "A modelling exploration of the sensitivity of the India’s climate to irrigation”. Climate Dynamics3 (2020): 1851-1872.
  18. Grusson Youen., et al. “Impact of climate change on Swedish agriculture: Growing season rain deficit and irrigation need”. Agricultural Water Management 251 (2021): 106858.
  19. Change, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate. “Climate change 2007: Impacts, adaptation and vulnerability”. Genebra Suíça (2001).
  20. Lovelli Stella., et al. “Effects of rising atmospheric CO2 on crop evapotranspiration in a Mediterranean area”. Agricultural Water Management9 (2010): 1287-1292.
  21. Ziska LH and GB Runion. "Future weed, pest, and disease problems for plants”. Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate (2007): 261-287.
  22. Ramesh K., et al. “Weeds in a changing climate: vulnerabilities, consequences, and implications for future weed management”. Frontiers in Plant Science 8 (2017): 95.
  23. Ziska Lewis H. "Global climate change and carbon dioxide: assessing weed biology and management”. Handbook on climate change and agroecosystems: impacts, adaptation, and mitigation. Imperial College Press, London (2011): 191-208.
  24. Oerke EC. "Crop losses to pests”. The Journal of Agricultural Science 1 (2006) 31-43.


Citation: Stella Lovelli. “Weed Management Under Drought Conditions in a Changing Climate". Acta Scientific Agriculture 7.1 (2023): 30-32.


Copyright: © 2023 Stella Lovelli. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Acceptance rate32%
Acceptance to publication20-30 days
Impact Factor1.014

Indexed In

News and Events

  • Certification for Review
    Acta Scientific certifies the Editors/reviewers for their review done towards the assigned articles of the respective journals.
  • Submission Timeline for Upcoming Issue
    The last date for submission of articles for regular Issues is April 30th, 2024.
  • Publication Certificate
    Authors will be issued a "Publication Certificate" as a mark of appreciation for publishing their work.
  • Best Article of the Issue
    The Editors will elect one Best Article after each issue release. The authors of this article will be provided with a certificate of "Best Article of the Issue".
  • Welcoming Article Submission
    Acta Scientific delightfully welcomes active researchers for submission of articles towards the upcoming issue of respective journals.

Contact US