Plant hardiness zone designations represent what’s known as the “average annual extreme minimum temperature” at a given location during a particular time period.
Climate Smart Farming Tools
Plots Growing Degree Days (GDD) to help predict plant development and pest/disease outbreaks, and provides a climatological context.
Monitors current and forecasted soil water deficit at your location to allow efficient water management and smart scheduling of irrigation.
Understand how the chances of growing a successful winter cover crop at your location are affected by planting date selection.
Find out how the climate has changed in your county since 1950, and what is projected over the next century.
Charts observed/forecasted daily minimum temperatures vs. apple hardiness thresholds in order to assess potential risk for freeze damage.
Charts hardiness temperature vs. daily observed/forecast temperatures for several varieties of grapes.
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.
Climate normals are an arithmetic average of a variable such as temperature over a prescribed 30-year period.
NEWA makes it possible for farmers to share resources for weather data collection, analysis, distribution, and archiving
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.
This map indicates how Drought Monitor intensity levels are expected to change in the U.S. over the next three months.