KARS Forecasts 2010 Crop Yields
Published on March 5, 2010 by Jude Kastens
Tags: Crop yield, GreenReport, Research, Satellite imagery
Combine harvesting winter wheat in northwest Kansas
UPDATED 5 Mar 2010 -- Planalytics of Berwyn, PA, recently released their crop yield forecast schedule for 2010, beginning with winter wheat on March 26. These forecasts, which are based on the same satellite imagery used in The GreenReport, are regularly updated throughout the growing season and cover the conterminous U.S. at agricultural district (ASD), state, and national scales. Forecasting for seven additional crops (including corn and soybeans) will begin on June 4.
Planalytics crop yield forecasts are produced using models developed at KARS and are provided to Planalytics through commercial partner TerraMetrics Agriculture, Inc. (TMAI) of Lawrence. Crop yield forecasting research at KARS-TMAI has been ongoing since 1995, and 2010 represents KARS-TMAI’s 9th year of real-time, nationwide forecasting.