Climate Smart Farming Tools

NOAA Seasonal Outlook - Precipitation

NOAA Seasonal Outlook - Precipitation

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

Cover Crop Tool for Vegetable Growers

Cover Crop Tool for Vegetable Growers

This is an online tool to help you quickly narrow the choices of cover crop for your situation.

USDA Plant Hardiness Map

USDA Plant Hardiness Map

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Tools

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Tools

Use models and tools developed or supported by NREL to assess, analyze, and optimize renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies for your project.

COMET-Farm GHG Accounting Tool

COMET-Farm GHG Accounting Tool

COMET-Farm is a whole farm and ranch carbon and greenhouse gas accounting system.  

USDA Adaptation Workbook Online

USDA Adaptation Workbook Online

An interactive online climate change tool developed by the USDA for land management and conservation in the Northeast and Midwest.

CSF Growing Degree Day Calculator (ACIS dev)

CSF Growing Degree Day Calculator (ACIS dev)

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

CSF Water Deficit Calculator (ACIS dev)

CSF Water Deficit Calculator (ACIS dev)

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 (ACIS dev)

CSF Winter Cover Crop Planting Scheduler (ACIS dev)

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 (ACIS dev)

CSF Climate Change in Your County (ACIS dev)

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 (ACIS dev)

CSF Apple Stage/Freeze Damage Probability (ACIS dev)

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

CSF Grape Hardiness & Freeze Risk (ACIS dev)

CSF Grape Hardiness & Freeze Risk (ACIS dev)

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