Helping Farmers Adapt To Changing Growing Conditions

Outlet: Science Daily

August 11, 2014

Spring rains that delayed planting & a cool summer have farmers concerned about whether their corn will reach maturity before the first frost. Two new online decision-making tools available through the USDA’s Useful to Usable research project will help, according to a state climatologist. Farmers are producing crops under more variable conditions, so these tools can be critical to both food safety & the farmers’ economic survival.