Additional rainfall data added to Buffelgrass Pheno Forecast

Screencap from USA-NPN Visualization Tool showing Buffelgrass Pheno Forecast
Wed, Jul 14, 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.