What is NEWA?
The Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA) is a system created by Cornell University that uses local weather data to predict when pests and diseases are most likely to occur. This allows farmers to get a jump on the pests and protect their crops from significant damage. In 2017, the Polk County Office of Agricultural Economic Development purchased a compatible weather station and installed it at TK Family Farm in Green Creek to allow county residents to access this powerful tool.
Where can I access the information?
- RainWise Weather Data
- NEWA Pest/Disease Models
Who can use it?
- Sweet Corn
How much does it cost to use?
Online Resources and Tutorials
- Cornell University NEWA Tutorial
- IPM Weather Apps and NEWA
- Agricultural Decision Tools: NEWA
- How to Use NEWA
I’m having trouble using the system – Who can I call?
- Scott Welborn – Polk County Cooperative Extension Director
- Jon Klimstra – TK Family Farm, Green Creek
- Dan Olmstead – NEWA Coordinator, Cornell University