NEWA (Network for Environment and Weather Applications) 2016: A Year in Review
Carroll, Juliet; Olmstead, Dan; Weigle, Tim; Seaman, Abby; Grant, Jennifer
The Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA) provides IPM and crop management tools based on weather data collected from over 500 weather stations distributed across the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and Midwestern states. In November, Dan Olmstead was hired to fill the position of NEWA Coordinator beginning January 2017. NEWA uses the data from each weather station site to serve 37 IPM and crop production tools to growers. A total of 14 different degree-day tools are also available. In 2016, North Carolina, New Hampshire and Virginia became statewide members of the NEWA. Onion, tomato, potato and apple models were upgraded. State-by state access to NEWA tools was developed and a new version of the website’s content management system is being trialed. Twenty-seven NEWA presentations and workshops were given by NYS IPM Program staff, reaching 1306 people.
NYS IPM Type: Project Report
New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
Agricultural IPM; Weather Forecasting; Communication