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June 5 to 25 Weather Impacts Crop Yields

June 28, 2016

2016 weather deviation from climatic average for June 2 - 25Weather conditions over the last three weeks were far from average (Fig. 1). Across our Forecasting and Assessment of Cropping sysTemS (FACTS) locations, precipitation was 48% below average, while heat stress (defined as maximum temperature above 86oF), growth degree days (GDD), and radiation were 53%, 25%, and 19% above the long-term average. However, our northeast Iowa was the exception; it received 7 inches of rain from June 5 to June 25, while all the other sites have received less than 1 inch of rain (Fig. 1).  Read the full ICM News article Read more about June 5 to 25 Weather Impacts Crop Yields

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A Web Platform for Forecast and Assessment of Cropping sysTemS (FACTS)

June 24, 2016

map showing locations of experimental sitesCrops are growing rapidly and questions regarding expected end-of-season yields and soil water and nitrogen (N) status in the fields become very timely. A group of faculty, researchers, farm managers, and students from Iowa State University have developed a free, publicly available online platform ... Read full article from ICM News Read more about A Web Platform for Forecast and Assessment of Cropping sysTemS (FACTS)

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