Climate Insights Archive

May 4, 2016
Will El Niño Affect Midwest Corn and Soybean Yield?

In a previous post we showed that despite the hype, there isn’t much evidence that El Niño has a large impact on springtime precipitation in the Midwest. The major weather impac...

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Iowa Crops Experience High Yields Despite the Effects of Drought

2017 was a dry growing season in Iowa but yields were better than expected. Most of Iowa was wet and cool during planting time (end April to mid-May), warm and dry during vegetative growth (June to July), and cool and wet during reproductive development (

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Academic Expertise Meets Digital Agriculture Research: Creating A Better Understanding of Field Science Through Public-Private Partnerships

As we sit at the cusp of the digital agriculture revolution, we can collect more data on seed, soil, crops and weather than ever before. We can also analyze this data in novel ways to provide farmers with actionable insights on how to best manage their fa

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Extreme Cold: The Impact of Cold Weather On Farming

Extremely cold temperatures have affected much of the central and eastern United States since late December. Persistent northerly winds out of Canada’s cold interior have transported reinforcing shots of arctic air southward causing thousands of record lo

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