NEWA (Network for Environment and Weather Applications) 2015: A Year in Review
Carroll, Juliet; Weigle, Timothy; Seaman, Abby; Grant, Jennifer;
The Network for Environment & Weather Applications (NEWA) conducts onsite environmental monitoring and transmits weather data to NEWA’s servers that automatically calculate and provide tabulated weather data summaries, degree days, and IPM and crop production forecast model results. Currently, 30 IPM and crop production tools and 13 degree day tools are freely available in NEWA. Weather stations transmitting to NEWA via RainwiseNet have access to Rainwise features including graphing weather parameters and alarms for monitoring every parameter on the weather station. Minnesota joined NEWA in 2015. North Carolina and New Hampshire are joining NEWA in 2016. Individual growers have joined NEWA in Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Nebraska, Virginia and Wisconsin. NEWA has 384 station locations (including 36 that are offline for repair or calibration). Upgrades to vegetable IPM and apple IPM and crop production tools are being developed and implemented. Over 22 presentations on NEWA were given, reaching 1310 people. Hands-on workshops on NEWA tools are planned for 2016. NEWA enjoyed two million page views in 2015. Top priority for improving NEWA are deploying virtual weather station locations and determining the requirements for a responsive website design.
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Community IPM; Weather Forecasting;