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 wind and water erosion, soil and air quality trends plus energy used per acre.
Agriculture is indelibly connected to surrounding weather and climate conditions, which impact crop growth along with diseases and soils. Understanding current weather and climate issues is imperative to supporting sustainable crop production in the Midwest.
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…

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