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The tools presented below represent a portion of the tools available for the climate, agriculture and forestry sectors. The tools range from specialized calculators to maps, models and datasets estimating a variety of outputs (e.g., crop production, greenhouse gas flux, and species distribution). Certain tools may be more relevant to land managers to aid in year-to-year decision-making, while others are more useful for researchers studying agriculture and climate change. Keep in mind that all tools have limitations and make assumptions that may not be appropriate for an entity’s climate/region/crop/soil type. USDA does not endorse the tools presented below. The tool list is provided for informational purposes only, and is not exhaustive.
  • CalAgroClimate

    A vineyard on a sunny day.

    CalAgroClimate offers five tools for stakeholders: Heat Advisory, Frost Advisory, Crop Phenology, Pest Advisory, and Agroclimate Indicators.

  • Global Reservoirs and Lakes Monitor (G-REALM)

    A lake fills the foreground as a black and orange measuring tool displays the depth of the water.

    G-REALM is a program that uses satellite data to routinely track water levels of major lakes and reservoirs around the world. It is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural…

  • GIMMS Global Agricultural Monitoring

    Image of a landmass surrounded by water.

    The Global Agricultural Monitoring (GLAM) system allows you to view satellite images showing the health and greenness of vegetation across the globe. It was developed by NASA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to…

  • Cornell Climate Smart Farming Decision Tools

    grape vines in Manheim, PA.

    The Cornell Climate Smart Farming online toolkit is designed to help farmers from the Northeast US improve their productivity and resiliency in the face of a changing climate. These decision support tools are used when…

  • AgroClimate Blueberry Advisory System

    Blueberries, by Mark Ehlenfeldt, USDA_ARS

    The Blueberry Advisory System (BAS) is an online tool to help Florida and south Georgia blueberry growers manage anthracnose fruit rot. Through the BAS, growers select the weather station nearest to their farm and are…

  • Alaska Garden Helper

    A farmer holds a bunch of purple peonies.

    A free online tool that helps farmers, ranchers, forest landowners, and Alaska Natives explore local growing conditions in a changing climate.