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New web-based form makes submitting drought observations easier

1/30/2019 – The National Drought Mitigation Center in January 2019 switched to a streamlined method for reporting local drought conditions. The new method also features two experimental drought impact maps, a team effort between Milda Vaitkus of CALMIT and Claire Shield of the NDMC.   Continue the story
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Save the date: Summit to tackle climate in Nebraska for Nebraskans

1/18/2019 – Nebraska State Climate Office and Nebraska Extension are bringing the Fourth National Climate Assessment to Nebraskans with a summit planned for March 21 at Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln.   Continue the story
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There's A Lot At Stake In The Weekly U.S. Drought Map

1/3/2019 – Crippling drought this year has caused more than $1 billion in damage. As it has played out, anyone affected by the drought or trying to manage it has turned to a once obscure map that has become key to understanding what's happening: the U.S. Drought Monitor.  Continue the story
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CropWatch

CropWatch is a central resource for University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension information on crop production and pest management. It is written by Extension Educators and Specialists and produced by IANR Media in the UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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Applied Climate and Spatial Science Mission Area

Faculty, staff and students in Applied Climate and Spatial Sciences work to advance our understanding of the climate-water-human-environmental nexus. The mission area is bolstered by internationally recognized centers, nationally recognized units, and laboratories representing local to global scales of study and long-term environmental monitoring programs.

Useful to Usable

This project focused on improving the usability of climate information for agricultural production in the Midwestern United States. A diverse team of biophysical and social scientists from nine Midwestern universities spent six years working with the agricultural community to develop climate-based decision support tools and resources to enhance farm resilience to a variable and changing climate.

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Weather Ready Nebraska

Through programs and resources that focus on identifying vulnerabilities and prioritizing actions. Nebraska Extension is committed to helping agricultural producers, businesses, and communities increase resiliency in the face of hard times related to weather.

Specific information with quick fact infographs can be found for Dormancy Breaks, Drought, Frost and Winter Desiccation.

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Nebraska Extension Issue Teams

Nebraska faces critical issues we must address to make our world a better place. Many of these issues are complex, multidisciplinary, and challenging, yet they present us with great opportunities to help shape a future that is promising for our state and nation. Climate Variation is one of the issue themes and is lead by Tyler Williams.