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About Fertilizer Forecaster

Objective

To provide an updated forecast on the appropriate time to apply nutrients to the landscape

Developer

USDA-ARS; Penn State Center for Environmental Informatics

Contact information

Doug Miller, miller@eesi.psu.edu; Pete Kleinman peter.kleinman@ARS.USDA.GOV; Tony Buda Anthony.buda@ars.psu.edu

Patrick Drohan, pjd7@psu.edu

Inputs

Soils information; hydrologic information; weather data

Outputs

Forecast for timing of application of nutrients to the landscape

User

Tool designed for producers, consultants, extension agents; Intuitive interface requiring little—if any—training.

Scales of Relevance

Tool designed for individual farm fields/multiple farm fields.

Other

Tool under development as a prototype; Funding sought from USDA

Sponsors/funders

Internal funding.