Weather forecasting can help with a farmer’s business decisions. Forecasts can help them plan for the many day-to-day decisions.
These decisions include crop irrigation, time to fertilize, and what days are suitable for working in the field.
The decisions that farmers make will result in a profitable crop or failure.
To produce a successful crop, a farmer needs to be aware of the moisture, light, and temperature.
Detailed weather information, which includes past records, present weather and future forecasts are required.
Many decisions decide the cost of the crop. As an example, a farmer can save water and money by not irrigating when rain is in the forecast.
It’s important for a farmer to know the correct time to apply fertilizer, along with the application rate and type of fertilizer to use.
Bad weather at the time of application can wash away the field’s profits.
It must be dry enough so that the fertilizer doesn’t wash away yet the field must be moist enough so that the fertilizer gets down into the soil.
There are good days and bad days to work in the field.
This depends on soil moisture and temperature. Accurate weather information can help farmers decide when to work efficiently in their day-to-day operation.
Wind forecasts play an important part when to apply pest control products. Crop destroying pests can be influenced by weather conditions.
Guidance in this can help determine when to apply pest controls.
Crop dusters that spray fungicidal or insecticidal chemicals on plants from above should only be used when wind conditions will not bring about sprayed chemicals to miss their targets.