About Us

The Central Laboratory for Agricultural Climate (CLAC) was established in 1996. CLAC consists of four research departments, namely:
1. Agrometeorological Application Research Department (AARD).
2. Soilless Culture Research Department (SCRD).
3. Biological Agriculture Research Department (BARD), and
4. Climate Modification Research Department (CMRD).
The major objective of CLAC is to establish an agrometeorological network covering the agricultural area including both old and newly reclaimed areas. It also aims at conducting research and training related to different application of daily weather data on current and near future agricultural activities. This includes utilization of mathematical models to estimate daily water requirements, fertilization, pest and disease forecasting, chilling and heating unites and other crop management practices.