UW Extension Ag Weather

Hot Sun

Corn-Specific Thermal Models

Growth and development for corn and its pests are keyed to temperature. By calculating the history of daily temperatures over a season, we can predict pest emergence, crop development, and other events of keen interest in agriculture.

Degree-day plot

Corn Development

Predicts corn plant development from our thermal model, with a map and predicted dates for biofixes


European Corn Borer


Alfalfa Weevil Larvae

Stalk Borer


Seedcorn Maggot

Seedcorn Maggot