The Climate and Weather-Based Decision Support Tools Signature Program bring together U.S. weather data with plant-pest and disease models in an online service to assist decision-support needs in agriculture.
The system provides 80 degree-day and 21 hourly weather-driven models serving many IPM, regulatory and plant biosecurity uses for the full U.S., and specializes in IPM needs for the West. Weather data and forecasts are linked to the models for more than 16,000 U.S. weather stations.
The capacity of the system continues to be improved by addition of more weather station networks, and the use of the system continues to increase as measured by the number of pest model runs and map views generated.
Access the system here.