Climate Corporation's Gary Rudolph says Climate Basic, a free web and mobile app, is updated for 2015.
Climate Corporation, now a company under the umbrella of Monsanto, specializes in all kinds of activities related to analyzing data. This division is devoted to analyzing data related to agriculture.
For $3 per acre you can upgrade to Climate Pro to track nitrogen levels in the soil and combine remote sensing imagery with field-by-field data on rainfall, temperature, growing degree days, crop stage and soils. This can help you identify field problems early and focus scouting where it pays most.
Climate Basic provides alerts for significant weather events, with both web and mobile notifications possible, depending upon what works best for you. You can customize this feature to meet your needs. Adding scouting notes, photos and sharing scouting reports are possible through Climate Basic.
It's supported by advanced weather modeling capabilities, says Valliappa Lakshmanan, director of meteorology for Climate Corporation. Precipitation estimates are powered by radar coverage and enhanced by surface observations from more than 30,000 weather stations.
Visit climate.com for more information on this service, and on how to sign up for the subscription-based advance service.
Climate Corporation rolled out a suite of products and how they envisioned helping farmers make timely management decisions in the future at the 2014 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. Some companies focus on big-picture financial decision making when it comes to assisting farmers.
Climate Corporation utilizes its base of information on weather and other variables to help farmers make decisions that may be just as critical, but more of a short-term nature.
To find out for yourself what Climate Corporation and either Basic or Climate Pro might be able to help you do this season, look for more information on their Web site.
You can find details about how to get started signing up and using the service there.