• Young healthy corn growing in a field
  • Soybean rows banner image

What We Do

We provide decision support tools to benchmark weather and soil (water and nitrogen) conditions, determine corn harvest date, soybean planting date and maturity choices Read more about

Why We Do It

To provide information at scale to assist decision making  

To improve the science behind predictive tools  Read more about

How We Do It

We combine public data (soils, weather) and field experiment data with simulation modeling (APSIM) and advanced analytics (ML, ArcGIS, Phyton, R) to perform bechmarking and prediction across scales

  Read more about

FACTS is an ongoing project developed to forecast and evaluate in real-time soil-crop dynamics at  specific ISU research fields (field scale) and at regional scale. Predictions will be frequently updated as new information becomes available. The project investigators and Iowa State University are not responsible for extrapolations made by individuals to other fields. Information from this website can be used for presentations without further permission if used in its entirety and credit is given to the Iowa State University FACTS project. Information from this website cannot be used in publications or other model improvement activities without prior permission of the project investigators.