172 U2U: Transforming Climate Information From Being 'useful' to 'usable' for Agricultural Applications
Oral SessionSpecial Sessions Corn and soybean production contributes over $100 billion annually to the U.S. economy. Successful crop production is highly dependent on favorable temperature and precipitation patters, making the agricultural industry vulnerable to increasingly variable climate patterns. This session highlights the interdisciplinary research and extension activities of a USDA-NIFA funded project titled, Useful to Usable (U2U): Transforming Climate Variability and Change Information for Cereal Crop Producers. Information presented will cover various aspects of physical and social science agro-climate studies that are contributing to our understanding of approaches to improve the resilience and profitability of farms amid variable climate changes. Specifically, results from biophysical and economic modeling studies and historical impact assessments focused on Midwestern agricultural production and climate will be shared. Also, new results from surveys of farmers and advisors will be presented, detailing the use and value of climate information for agricultural decision making and perceptions of climate change and adaptation strategies.
Cosponsor(s):Climatology & Modeling
Agroclimatology and Agronomic Modeling Community