Both tools are designed for crop producers and agricultural advisers in the north central region of the U.S., as well as Kentucky and Tennessee. They can be found on the U2U website at http://www.agclimate4u.org.
Also on the site are a number of other decision-support resources from U2U partner universities. Those resources include a corn nitrogen calculator, nitrogen watch, irrigation scheduling and a cover crop decision tool. All of these can be found by clicking on “Decision Dashboard” tab.
Other U2U team members from Purdue who helped develop “AgClimate View” and “Corn Growing Degree Day” are agricultural economists Otto Doering and Ben Gramig; Indiana State Climatologist Dev Niyogi; Carol Song, director of scientific solutions for Information Technology at Purdue; and U2U project manager Melissa Widhalm.
In addition to Purdue, U2U project partners are Iowa State University, Michigan State University, South Dakota State University, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, University of Wisconsin, High Plains Regional Climate Center, Midwestern Regional Climate Center and the National Drought Mitigation Center.