HUBzero is being used as a collaborative environment for the Useful to Usable (U2U) project funded by the USDA. U2U is an integrated research and extension project working to improve farm resilience and profitability in the North Central U.S. by transforming existing climate data into usable products for the agricultural community The U2U project team includes nearly 50 faculty, staff and students from nine universities across the Midwest with expertise in climatology, agronomy, crop modeling, cyber-technology, economics and social science. The hub (AgClimate4U.org) provides capabilities for the team to easily share data and research results as well as provide information to the public in the form of a decision dashboard and tools which provide a 30-year history of key climate variables, corn growing degree day calculator, information about climate patterns and a net benefit analysis of in-season application of nitrogen on corn.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
- L. Biehl, C. Song, L. Zhao, C. Panza, B. Raub, L. Policinski. "Developing a collaborative environment for Useful to Usable (U2U) project", HUBzero annual conference (Hubbub), September 2014.