US Winter Wheat Production by State: The Top 11

The USDA NASS provides data regarding historical winter wheat (among many other crops) planted and harvest acres, yield, and production. CropProphet uses weather information to forecast yield and production for corn, soybeans, and winter wheat. The information presented here documents the top 11 winter wheat producing states each year from 2019 back to 2000. Winter[…]

Corn Yield Risk: Scenario Analysis from 3 Julys

Introduction The risk of corn yield forecast declines occurring during the remainder of July 2020 is analyzed using a weather scenario approach. Recent long-range forecasts created by the World Climate Service, a separate product of Prescient Weather, show increased probabilities of above-normal temperature and below normal precipitation across the U.S. Corn Belt for the remainder[…]

Corn Belt Weather Forecast Monitoring

Corn Belt Weather Forecast Monitoring

Monitoring Corn Belt Weather Forecasts CropProphet produces grain yield and production forecasts based on an advanced weather-driven model. It quantifies the impact of weather and weather forecasts on county, state, and national grain production using both “crop season-to-date” weather conditions and weather forecasts. An important aspect of CropProphet is the use of weather forecast information[…]

Midwest Heat Wave Update: July 2020

Midwest Heat Wave Forecast Update We recently posted information about the probability of a Midwestern US Heat Wave in July 2020 from our related product, the World Climate Service. Since the ECMWF “extended forecast” was released yesterday, this post updates the forecast as of July 7th, 2020. On June 29, 2020, we wrote a post[…]

2020 Midwest Heat Wave Forecast: It’s in the Probabilities

CropProphet, which provides weather-based forecasts of grain yield and production, is created by Prescient Weather. We have a second product, called the World Climate Service (WCS), which is designed to support energy and commodity meteorologists and grain traders as they seek to improve not only their long-range forecasting process but also the communication of weather-related[…]

What is Ag Weather?

What is ag weather? Ag weather, short for “agriculture weather” is the term used to comprehensively indicate the impact weather has on the agriculture industry and the information used to make decisions to manage those impacts. The use of ag weather information in agriculture has many applications.  For example: An agricultural producer will look at[…]

Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture: Powerful Forecast Risk Analysis

Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture There are many possible applications of artificial intelligence in agriculture. Quite a bit has been written about the topic and much of it focuses on precision agriculture applications. Artificial intelligence in agriculture is being applied to monitor crops, plant pests, identify damaging conditions via computer vision to detect disease, and many[…]