Accuracy of cotton-planting forecasts assessed in the San Joaquin Valley
California Agriculture 58(3):164-168. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v058n03p164.
When compared to actual weather conditions for 5 years, UCCE's 5-day degree-day forecast was a reliable tool for growers making planting decisions.
D.J. Munier is Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, Glenn County; P.B. Goodell is IPM Advisor, Kearney Agricultural Center, UC Statewide IPM Program; J.F. Strand is Information Systems Manager and Agricultural Meteorologist, UC Statewide IPM Program.
We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Dan Gudgel, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Hanford; and Neil Willits, Senior Statistician, UC Davis Statistical Laboratory.