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Connecting Drought Early Warning to the Decision Making Needs of Specialty Crop Producers in the Midwestern United States

NIDIS Supported Research
NIDIS-Supported Research
Main Summary

This project produced decision calendars to inform users of where and when science can inform decision-making, and improved the communication and usability of climate information. The project integrated social and physical science investigations into a usable joint decision space, with a focus on major fruit and vegetable production areas in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Missouri.

For more information, please contact Molly Woloszyn (molly.woloszyn@noaa.gov).

Research Snapshot

Research Timeline
2018 - 2020
Principal Investigator
Tonya Haigh, National Drought Mitigation Center
Project Funding
Coping with Drought FY 2018
Focus Areas (DEWS Components)
Related Topics
What to Expect from This Research
  1. Decision calendars for a few select specialty crops in the Midwest (grapes, cranberries, apples, potatoes)
  2. Fact sheets with drought monitoring resources for specialty crop producers
Key Regions
Research Scope
Regional
DEWS Region(s)
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