Climate Smart Farming Tools

CSF Growing Degree Day Calculator

CSF Growing Degree Day Calculator

Plots Growing Degree Days (GDD) to help predict plant development and pest/disease outbreaks, and provides a climatological context.

CSF Water Deficit Calculator

CSF Water Deficit Calculator

Monitors current and forecasted soil water deficit at your location to allow efficient water management and smart scheduling of irrigation.

CSF Winter Cover Crop Planting Scheduler

CSF Winter Cover Crop Planting Scheduler

Understand how the chances of growing a successful winter cover crop at your location are affected by planting date selection.

CSF Climate Change in Your County

CSF Climate Change in Your County

Find out how the climate has changed in your county since 1950, and what is projected over the next century.

CSF Apple Stage / Freeze Damage Probability

CSF Apple Stage / Freeze Damage Probability

Charts observed/forecasted daily minimum temperatures vs. apple hardiness thresholds in order to assess potential risk for freeze damage.

CSF Grape Hardiness & Freeze Risk

CSF Grape Hardiness & Freeze Risk

Charts hardiness temperature vs. daily observed/forecast temperatures for several varieties of grapes.  

Climate Normals - Northeast Regional Climate Center

NRCC (Northeast Regional Climate Center)

Climate normals are an arithmetic average of a variable such as temperature over a prescribed 30-year period.

NEWA (Network for Enviro and Weather Apps)

NEWA (Network for Enviro and Weather Apps)

NEWA makes it possible for farmers to share resources for weather data collection, analysis, distribution, and archiving

U.S. Drought Monitor

U.S. Drought Monitor

The map is based on measurements of climatic, hydrologic and soil conditions as well as reported impacts and observations from more than 350 contributors around the country.

U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook

U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook

This map indicates how Drought Monitor intensity levels are expected to change in the U.S. over the next three months.

Adapt-N Nitrogen Management Tool

Adapt-N Nitrogen Management Tool

Adapt-N is an online tool that will help you precisely manage your N inputs for grain, silage or sweet corn.

NOAA Seasonal Outlook - Temperature

NOAA Seasonal Outlook - Temperature

A seasonal forecast is the best available prediction of what our climate will be like in the next few months.