Predictive Tools for Informed Decisions
Since 1996, the Oregon IPM Center has been developing and maintaining a weather and climate driven decision support website to aid pest management and related agricultural needs. Using weather data from over 29,000 weather stations from 100s of weather networks, we now host nearly 150 predictive pest and disease models to help growers know when and where to act.
Pest & Weather Modeling Tools
USPest.org, hosted by the Oregon IPM Center, contains a number of tools to help you obtain your IPM goals, including:
Local Degree-Day Phenology Tools – Use these tools to predict key life stages for insect pests, weeds and diseases based on local weather parameters.
National Risk Maps – Find maps to better understand regional and national risks posed by native and invasive pests.
Degree-Day Mapping Tools & Weather Data – Create regional and statewide maps with custom degree-day parameters, or find the accumulated degree-days for the Pacific Northwest at a glance.
Find links to specific resources below, or head directly to USPest.org:
New to degree day modeling? Find useful videos and resources here:
Use these schedule monitoring and management actions, optimize biological control, and predict potential impacts on agricultural production at your location.
Create regional and statewide maps with custom degree-day parameters, or find the accumulated degree-days for the Pacific Northwest at a glance.
Our tools are largely based on weather data which is public and free for non-profit use as supplied by the Utah MesoWest system. There is no singular state-run agricultural weather network for the state of Oregon at this time, and Oregon IPM Center has no actual weather station hardware maintenance to perform. We custom-integrate over 30,000 weather stations from numerous agricultural weather networks that are not part of Mesowest. This is undertaken by participating and cooperating networks, including:
AGRIMET (Bureau of Reclamation, US Dept. of the Interior), AgWeatherNET (Washington State University), ADCON (A private weather station hardware manufacturer), CIMIS (California Irrigation Management Information System), California PestCast (Univ. California crop disease management network), ASOS/METAR (Automated Surface Observing System, using METAR formatted data), RAWS (Remote Automated Weather Station, run by several US Federal Agencies), APRSWXNET/CWOP (Automatic Position Reporting System Weather Network/Citizen Weather Observer Program).