Agronomy, Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Aerospace Engineering, Ames Laboratory
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Corn is the most widely grown crop in the Americas, with annual production in the United States of approximately 332 million metric tons. Improved climate forecasts, together with climate-related decision tools for corn producers based on these improved forecasts, could substantially reduce uncertainty and increase profitability for corn producers. The purpose of this paper is to acquaint climate information developers, climate information users, and climate researchers with an overview of weather conditions throughout the year that affect corn production as well as forecast content and timing needed by producers. The authors provide a graphic depicting the climate-informed decision cycle, which they call the climate forecast–decision cycle calendar for corn.
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Takle, Eugene S.; Anderson, Christopher J.; Andresen, Jeffrey; Angel, James; Elmore, Roger; Gramig, Benjamin M.; Guinan, Patrick; Hilberg, Steven; Kluck, Doug; Massey, Raymond; Niyogi, Dev; Schneider, Jeanne M.; Shulski, Martha D.; Todey, Dennis Patrick; and Widhalm, Melissa, "Climate Forecasts for Corn Producer Decision Making" (2014). Agronomy Publications. 125.