Transforming Climate Variability and
Change Information for Cereal Crop Producers
The U2U Educational Resources page includes everything you need to quickly learn about and disseminate U2U decision support tools.
This lab assignment was constructed to provide introductory Agronomy students with a knowledge base of farming technology and available agricultural decision-making tools.
Dr. Linda Prokopy provides a review of research on farmer adoption of behavior and provides examples of how the U2U project is using social science to improve decision support tool design, uptake and evaluation.
The U2U team hosted a special session at the ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting focused on the Useful to Usable project. In total there are 8 presentations available in this session.
Dr. Stuart Carlton looks at how the 2012 Midwestern drought affected ag advisors' climate risk perceptions, climate change beliefs, and adaptation attitude.
September 13, 2016
Above normal temperatures accelerate corn development (MSU Extension)
August 25, 2016
Projected Maturity Dates for Corn in 2016 (iGrow)
August 17, 2016
Farmers Must Adapt to Climate Changes in Illinois (WAND)
Prokopy, L.S., C.E. Hart, R. Massey, M. Widhalm, J. Andresen, J. Angel, T. Blewett, O.C. Doering, R. Elmore, B.M. Gramig, P. Guinan, B.L. Hall, A. Jain, C.L. Knutson, M.C. Lemos, L.W. Morton, D. Niyogi, R. Power, M.D. Shulski, C. X. Song, E.S. Takle, and D. Todey. 2015. “Improving team communication for enhanced delivery of agro-climate decision support tools.” Agricultural Systems. 138: 31-37. DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2015.05.002(View Abstract)
Niyogi, D, X. Liu, J. Andresen, Y. Song, A.K. Jain, O, Kellner, E. Takle, and O. Doering. 2015. Crop Models Can Capture the Impacts of Climate Variability on Corn Yield. Geophysical Research Letters. 42(9): 3356-3363. DOI: 10.1002/2015GL063841.(View Abstract)
Church, S., Haigh, T., Widhalm, M., Prokopy, L., Arbuckle, J., Hobbs, J., Knoot, T., Knutson, C., Loy, A., Mase, A., Mcguire, J., Morton, L., Tyndall, J. (2015). Farmer Perspectives on Agricultural Practices, Information, and Weather Variability in the Corn Belt: A Statistical Atlas, Volume 2. Purdue University Research Repository. doi:10.4231/R79W0CFS (View Publication)