Meeting Archive:
Crop and Pest Modeling with NEWA and Onset Weather Stations

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Meeting Description:

Crops and diseases that affect crop health are dependent on environmental conditions. Understanding these conditions including temperature, leaf wetness, and sunlight  enables increased productivity through better crop planning and a more targeted approach to pest management. Growers can determine when pest countermeasures are required, when application is most effective, and what the best approach may be.



The Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA), a nonprofit organization developed by Cornell’s School of Agriculture, aims to provide growers hyper-localized crop and disease forecasts, and actionable information. Onset, a leader in environmental data loggers, offers HOBO web-enabled weather stations that give growers the ability to collect the hyper-localized environmental data to better leverage NEWA’s actionable forecast data.


This webinar will discuss the value NEWA offers growers looking to improve the sustainability of their operations through integrated pest management and the Onset tools that best enable hyper-localization.

Date: Tue, Feb 25, 2020
Time: 02:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Fruit Growers News
 Presenter Information
Dan Olmstead
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Coordinator, Network for Environment and Weather Applications, Cornell University


Dan coordinates the development of real-time insect pest and plant disease risk assessment models and tools throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Upper-Midwest United States. His responsibilities include the maintenance and promotion of the Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA), a collection of over 680 on-farm weather stations.

Matt Sharp
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Environmental and Agricultural Monitoring Specialist, Onset


Matt is an Agricultural and Environmental Application Specialist  whose  current role is to customize data logging solutions for researchers and growers alike.  Matt has been with Onset for over five years, and  previously worked with the company’s Technical Support Team.