The Forecast and Assessment of Cropping Systems, or FACTS, is an ongoing project to provide professionals involved in the agriculture industry with important data to make informed decisions about their cropping systems.

FACTS is a compilation of real-time data on weather, soil, nitrogen, moisture and more combined with forecasting tools designed to answer questions to help maximize yield and minimize costs. The overall goal of FACTS is to have a system that will accurately forecast and evaluate cropping systems for industry professionals. FACTS is designed to answer some of the most common questions like: “what is my yield?” Or “what if I planted more?”

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.