The Climate Corporation, San Francisco has announced that the free climate.com service is now live for the 2013 growing season. Using remote sensing technologies, physical and geospatial mapping, unique weather simulations and proprietary agronomic models, climate.com provides growers with field-level weather monitoring and forecasting decision support tools.
The company also announced the availability of Planting Date Advisor, a new climate.com tool that dynamically quantifies spring and fall freeze risks by planting date for each field. With the help of Planting Date Advisor, growers can better identify an ideal planting window and evaluate the potential risk-reward of their seed relative maturity choice.
"Every year growers miss out on hundreds of millions of bushels of yield potential valued in excess of $1 billion because of lack of access to data and insights to inform their planting date decisions," says Jeff Hamlin, director of agronomic research at The Climate Corporation. "Planting Date Advisor is a unique online tool that growers can put to use in the coming months to understand freeze risks by planting date and risk-reward tradeoffs of their seed relative maturity choice. The goal of climate.com is to help growers increase their profitability, and Planting Date Advisor is the first tool that can help growers make more profitable decisions in the face of increasingly extreme weather."
* It provides additional fall freeze risk the grower would be taking on by planting a longer-season, higher-yielding variety.
* Provides dynamic field-level planting date risk analyses using real-time weather forecasting technologies.
"Farmers tell us that they can't get all the weather and agronomic data they want, organized in the way that makes it useful for them," says David Friedberg, founder and CEO of The Climate Corporation. "We not only
have the data they're looking for, but we have developed a service to present that information in an elegant and accessible experience," he says. "On Climate.com, we have taken the first steps in unleashing the power of our unique data and analyses, giving agricultural producers what they've never had before – valuable insights that will support their seasonal planning and daily decision- making."