Climate Smart Farming Tools

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 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 New York State / Northeast Drought Atlas

CSF New York State / Northeast Drought Atlas

This brand new product, courtesy of Dr. Toby Ault and his research group, is designed to portray drought and drought risk in new and useful ways to agriculturalists.

CSF Caribbean Drought Atlas

CSF Caribbean Drought Atlas

This product presents monthly values of the self-calibrating PDSI over the Caribbean region from 1950 to present, using regional maps and time series to show historical dry and wet periods.

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 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

ECRL Springcasting

ECRL Springcasting

Forecasts the onset of spring weeks to months in advance by focusing on the timing of spring indicators.

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.