Climate Smart Farming Decision Tools

Cutting-edge tools to help farmers manage climate risk.

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 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

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

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.

Cornell Climate Smart Farming Team

Let us help you increase your farm's resiliency and sustainability.

Dr. Kitty O’Neil,
Field Crops & Soil Health

Laura McDermott,
Small Fruit

Elizabeth Buck,
Vegetable Specialist

Lindsay Ferlito,
Dairy Management

Jim O'Connell,
Grapes, Berries & Farm Labor Specialist

Janice Degni,
Dairy & Field Crops

Joe Lawrence,
Forage Systems Specialist

Zach Spangler,
Ag Climate Resiliency Specialist

Jenna Walczak,
Ag Climate Resiliency Specialist

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Resources and Best Management Practices

Reduce emissions. Increase resiliency and profitability. Realize opportunities.


Climate Smart Farming Multimedia

Gain first-hand knowledge via farmer success stories and demos.