What We Do


During the growing season

            FACTS provides weather, soil and crop information, from field scale to regional, to support decision making on the ground. This data offers agriculture industry professionals key information that cannot be easily measured in the field and that is not provided by other public resource they need to make an informed decision about their crops. Weather forecasts are updated daily, and soil and crop predictions once per week.

Before and after the growing season

            Project investigators and Iowa State University researchers benchmark economic and environmental performance, as well as perform what-if scenario analyses to explain causes for events during the growing season and to design strategies for the future.


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.