USA NPN National Phenology Network

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USA National Phenology Network

The USA-NPN brings together citizen scientists, government agencies, non-profit groups, educators and students of all ages to monitor the impacts of climate change on plants and animals in the United States.
 
 

WHAT’S NEW AT USA-NPN

July 14th, 2021

Each summer, we deliver a Buffelgrass Pheno Forecast to aid managers in knowing where and when invasive buffelgrass is green across Southern Arizona. The forecast is based on known precipitation thresholds for triggering green-up to a level where management actions are most effective. In 2021, we added weather station-based forecasts of buffelgrass green up to the gridded forecasts to provide managers with additional data about rainfall. This additional information is available in the Visualization Tool. We also have 12 other Pheno Forecasts on a variety of insect pests.

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