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The Midwest represents one of the most intense areas of agricultural production in the world and consistently affects the global economy. Agriculture is impacted by climate. Find out how and how best to adapt agricultural practices to maintain yields here.
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Dr. Kistner-Thomas is an agroecologist whose research focuses on the ecology and management of major crop pests such as the invasive Asian citrus psyllid and rangeland grasshoppers. The goal of her work is to inform crop pest forecasting and management by…

Natural Resources Specialist, Justin Mount, is improving producers’ understanding of crop system planning tools, specifically the Integrated Erosion Tool (IET). The IET is a web-served, geospatial, farm field-level crop system analysis tool for estimating…

Palmer amaranth is proving to be a major challenge for agricultural production worldwide. In a changing climate, even more agricultural regions will be at risk to this fast-growing and herbicide resistant weed.

Learn more about the brown marmorated stink bug: a ferocious eater of fruits, vegetables, some row crops and many ornamental plants. In a changing climate, crop losses from BMSB may increase as their range moves northward and their survival and…

The Midwest Agriculture Climate Team (MAC-T) is a group of extension specialists and state climatologists from many of the states represented in the Midwest Climate Hub, and NOAA NWS climate and weather specialists. The goal of this team is to share…