Agriculture Canada has unveiled a new online weather watching tool that will enable farmers to better track extreme weather conditions during the agricultural growing season.
Called ‘Extreme Weather Indices,’ the tool was developed in collaboration with Environment Canada’s weather service and should help farmers plan their planting and harvesting operations. Like weather forecasts, the indices will be continuously updated.
“Forecast products such as these help provide insights into the future risks and this is highly desired by decision makers,” said Patrick Cherneski, manager of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s National Agroclimate Information Service.
The department has been developing and providing timely weather and climate information that is relevant to the Canadian agriculture sector for more than 20 years.