Predicting the Weather

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Clyde Fraisse (blue shirt)  demonstrating an Agro Climate computer application. Photo: UF/IFAS.
Clyde Fraisse (blue shirt) demonstrating an Agro Climate computer application. Photo: UF/IFAS.

Farmers can now learn about the probability of extreme weather events on their farm before the growing season so they can more appropriately plan agricultural practices such as when to fertilize and irrigate, thanks to new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences research.

Growers may soon have the tools to anticipate extreme weather during various plant crop phases.

A web-based tool and app that is based on expected weather conditions in the upcoming season, lets growers keep an eye on the weather and their crop development simultaneously so they can make a more informed day-to-day decisions on irrigation and fertilizer. Read more.