Climate

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Potential Impact on Crops from Changes in Spring Climate Trends April 7, 2017

A shift toward warmer and wetter springs may create opportunities and also challenges for Nebraska farmers. The change may alter the timing of many agricultural processes, management decisions, pest pressures as well as growing season length. This article outlines potential impacts and their effects in a number of these areas.

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UNL & ISU Climatologists on Using Climate Data to Manage Risk March 31, 2017

View presentations from ag climatologists from Nebraska and Iowa on how weather and climate influence crops and how growers can access and use climate trends to make informed risk management decisions.

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October 2016 US map with the temperature forecast
October 2016 US map with the temperature forecast

Above Normal Temps, Precipitation Forecast for Nebraska September 23, 2016

Above normal temperatures and precipitation are forecast for October for Nebraska. A longer lead outlook indicates the potential for late winter rains that could hamper spring field operations.

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Nebraska State Climate Office website
Nebraska State Climate Office website

Nebraska State Climate Office Launches Websites September 21, 2016

The Nebraska State Climate Office has launched two new sites offering weather data (current and historical) and more reporting locations and for some, hourly updates.

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Number of degree day units over 86
Number of degree day units over 86

Data Shows Timing of Temperature Extremes in June and July August 18, 2016

This summer's temperature extremes are studied in more detail, with a focus on the number of days where highs exceeded 86 F and a forecast for cooler temperatures the second half of August.

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Ag community answers: What do you want from NSCO? July 15, 2016

The newly formed Nebraska State Climate Office has set a goal of producing usable products with the information it collects through its statewide weather network, the Nebraska Mesonet.

To see where it should put its focus first, NSCO conducted a four-week survey of agriculture industry representatives through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension CropWatch.

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UNL Survey Asks: What Weather and Climate Information Do You Need? March 9, 2016

The new Nebraska State Climate Office is seeking input from the state’s agriculture industry—from crop and livestock producers to consultants, agribusiness, schools, and government agencies—regarding how they use climate information and what data and tools they would like to use, if developed.

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