About Us

This web site is a continuation of the hard work first started in the mid 1980's by Bill Bland, now emeritus faculty member and Rick Wayne, software developer in Department of Soil Science at UW-Madison. The data are provided free of charge to any interested parties. A primary focus of their mission was to help growers maximize their yields, minimize their costs, and assist them wherever possible as responsible stewards of our agricultural landscape. Bill has retired and Rick has accepted a new position so they are no longer involved with the site. John Panuska, Extension Specialist in Biological Systems Engineering, coordinated the site for a time, but retired in 2021.

This site, the associated VDIFN and WISP sites, and the backend weather data server are currently under the stewardship of the Entomology Department at UW-Madison. Ben Bradford, researcher, is responsible for ongoing development and expansion of the capabilities of the AgWeather sites. Russell Groves, professor of Vegetable Entomology, and Amanda Gevens, professor of Plant Pathology, are consulting members. Thanks also to Jason Pursian at UW CALS who manages the site hosting infrastructure.


Ben Bradford
Department of Entomology

Data sources:

Our data coverage area is approximately the upper Midwest US, from 38 to 50° North latitude and from -98 to -82° West longitude.

Site structure:

    AgWeather backend server - link to API blueprint - source code
      ├─ AgWeather frontend (this site) - source code
      ├─ Vegetable Disease and Insect Forecasting Network (VDIFN) - link - source code
      └─ Wisconsin Irrigation Scheduling Program (WISP) - link - source code

Last updated: 2024-05-25

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