Onset, a world leader in data loggers, today announced its partnership with the Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA) to provide growers using HOBO® weather stations access to NEWA disease and pest forecasting data.

NEWA is part of the New York State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program at Cornell University. It specializes in the provision of agricultural decision support tools for accurate plant disease and insect management forecast models across what is now a 24-state network.  Information from NEWA models helps farmers make short-term crop management decisions by using integrated pest management principles. With NEWA, farmers can avoid unnecessary pesticide applications, predict disease issues to best prepare for crop loss, and determine which fungicides to apply based on the predicted disease threat.

Read the full press release from Onset.