A seasonal forecast is the best available prediction of what our climate will be like in the next few months.
Climate Smart Farming Tools
This is an online tool to help you quickly narrow the choices of cover crop for your situation.
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.
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 is a whole farm and ranch carbon and greenhouse gas accounting system.
An interactive online climate change tool developed by the USDA for land management and conservation in the Northeast and Midwest.
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.