Climate forecasts for corn producer decision making

Eugene S. Takle, Christopher J. Anderson, Jeffrey Andresen, James Angel, Roger W. Elmore, Benjamin M. Gramig, Patrick Guinan, Steven Hilberg, Doug Kluck, Raymond Massey, Dev Niyogi, Jeanne M. Schneider, Martha D. Shulski, Dennis Todey, Melissa Widhalm

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Corn is the most widely grown crop in the Americas, with annual production in the United States of approximately 332 million metric tons. Improved climate forecasts, together with climate-related decision tools for corn producers based on these improved forecasts, could substantially reduce uncertainty and increase profitability for corn producers. The purpose of this paper is to acquaint climate information developers, climate information users, and climate researchers with an overview of weather conditions throughout the year that affect corn production as well as forecast content and timing needed by producers. The authors provide a graphic depicting the climate-informed decision cycle, which they call the climate forecast-decision cycle calendar for corn.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalEarth Interactions
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Agriculture forecast
  • Agriculture systems
  • Climate forecast
  • Decision calendar
  • Forecasting
  • Seasonal forecast

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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