End-of-Season Evaluation

An the end of the 2016 growing season this page will be replaced with an interactive "Assessment" Tool where we will present the scenario analysis. The year 2015 was the pilot year for the FACTS project. It was initiated with two location (Ames and Sutherland), two crops (corn and soybean), and two dates of planting (early and late). Model performance, yield gap analysis and scenario analysis for 2015 are summarized here.

Wrap Up and Validation of the Yield Forecast Project for 2015

Hindsight is 20/20: What Can Be Learned from 2015

Yield Gap Analysis: What Limited Iowa Corn and Soybean Yields in 2015


FACTS is an ongoing project developed to forecast and evaluate real-time soil-crop dynamics in specific ISU fields. Predictions and measurements will be frequently updated as new information becomes available during the growing season. 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.